The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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Upcoming Events at The Writing Center


Reverse Outlining+ 

Tuesday, December 5 @ 10 AM, register here 

When it comes to academic writing, that actual process of putting one’s research and thinking down on paper tends to derail even the best-laid plans; no matter how clear one’s initial outline or mental blueprint, things happen and, as a result, many people end up with a first draft that’s anywhere from a bit unruly to a total mess. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to a reverse outlining technique that can help to gain a clearer view of a draft’s current paragraph-by-paragraph structure in order to figure out what is and isn’t working, and thus to make a plan for structural revision. There will also be a brief introduction to other outlining techniques. 


Essay to Article: The Revision and Publication Process 

Wednesday, December 13 @ 10 AM, register here 

This webinar will introduce participants to the process of submitting an article to a peer-reviewed journal. It will cover issues like (1) the key elements of an article, (2) choosing the right journal, (3) understanding what editors and reviewers are looking for when evaluating your work (and the ways this knowledge may affect your revision choices); and (4) responding to reviewer comments if you get a “revise and resubmit.” 


In addition to these workshops, individual consultations will be available through the winter break. You can make an appointment using our online scheduler