This weekly English conversation group uses news articles and commentaries from the Brown Daily Herald as launching points for discussions about U.S. culture, idiomatic language, and English vocabulary. Lunch provided!
Please register for this event.
This series aims to help participants to write clearly and effectively when using English for academic purposes. Topics include sentence structures, concise expression, word choice, and self-editing. Please register for this event.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12-1:30 PM, SciLi 520
The second workshop of the Writing Center’s Dissertation Workshop Series for Spring 2019 will focus on how to respond to and incorporate advisor and committee feedback on your dissertation. A panel consisting of Brown professors well-versed in
On Friday, January 25th, join the Associate Director of the Writing Center & Writing Support Programs and undergraduate Writing Fellows from 12:00-1:30pm in Room 520 in the Sciences Library to learn what students on our campus identify as meaningful writing as well as best practices to support your assigning and responding to student writing. Presentation from 12:00-1:00. Writing Fellows available to workshop writing assignments from 1:00-1:30.
Registration required; lunch served at 11:45am. https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...
January 17, 2019; 12-1:30 pm; Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning (SciLi 7th floor)
In this hands-on, interactive workshop designed for faculty and postdocs who are new to teaching at Brown, participants will review strategies for the first days of class and creating an inclusive environment, discuss opportunities for reflection in one’s teaching, and answer questions about teaching for the first time. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited; please register.
In this session facilitated by Patricia Sobral, Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, participants will explore strategies for teaching with art and objects in their courses. Through engaging with the RISD Museum’s Phantom of Liberty exhibit, participants will learn ways to help students feel included in museum spaces and practice observational skills. Space is limited; please register here.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 3:00-4:30 PM, SciLi 520
Led by Dr. Theresa M.
Desrochers, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience & Psychiatry and Human
Behavior, this workshop will focus on the fundamentals of scholarly writing
in the sciences. Workshop participants are expected to come prepared with
their own writing and will spend time editing. Registration is required.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 2:00-3:30 PM, SciLi 720
Led by Dr. Matthew Guterl,
Professor and Chair of American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Africana
Studies, this workshop will focus on the fundamentals of scholarly writing
in the humanities and social sciences. Workshop participants are expected
to come prepared with their own writing and will spend time editing. Registration is required.
Friday, November 9, 12:00-1:30pm, 520 in the Sciences Library
This fall, the Writing Center has launched a new Dissertation
Workshop Series for graduate students. The next workshop in the series,
led by Dr. Stacy Kastner, the Associate Director of the Writing Center and
Writing Support Programs, will focus on literature reviews, specifically on
unpacking the rhetorical and epistemological dimensions of the literature
review as a method of scholarly socialization for graduate students.
In this session facilitated by Stephen Bush, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, participants will discuss strategies for teaching sensitive material or artwork that may elicit strong reactions from students. Taking Andy Warhol’s work, Race Riot, as a starting point, participants will explore ways to help students critically reflect in writing, perform visual analysis, and engage in challenging discussions. Space is limited, please register here.