The Ph.D. Program in History

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November Events at The Writing Center

Taking Smarter Notes
Thursday, Nov 10 @ 3:00 PM; register here.
When doing research, many people take notes in ways that don’t help them enough. Less organized people jot down their ideas on loose papers that can easily get lost, and more organized people gather their notes into project-based books and folders that may never get consulted again when that particular project is finished. This webinar introduces participants to a particular note-taking system, the Zettelkasten, that can serve as a life-long research and learning companion. It is a way to take and store notes so that the ideas you develop over your entire career are always at hand and never get lost. Whether you are taking courses, reading for orals, or already writing your thesis or dissertation, consider the enormous long-term advantages of taking smarter notes.

Structuring Argument-Based Writing
Monday, Nov 14 @ 2:00 PM; register here.
Writing a long paper can be challenging, especially when it comes to organizing all the reading and thinking one has done into a coherent progression of paragraphs and sections. This webinar introduces participants to some of the fundamental principles that help guide decisions about structuring a longer academic essay.

Individual Consultations

As always, you can meet one-on-one with a writing consultant to get feedback on a piece of academic writing, to do some collaborative brainstorming, or to talk about your writing process. You can even meet with someone weekly to have an accountability coach. Visit The Writing Center website to make an appointment.


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