EWC Announces Writing Boot Camp

In partnership with the Woodruff Library Education and Outreach Committee, the Graduate Writing Support Service, and the Woodruff Library Research Commons, the Emory Writing Center is pleased to announce its Writing Boot Camp for Dissertation and Honors Thesis Writers on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24.

Writing Boot Camp is an opportunity to for honors students and dissertators to work on their project for an entire weekend without distractions. Boot Camp participants commit to spending Saturday, Feb. 23 9am to 5pm and Sunday, Feb. 24 noon to 8pm actively engaging with their dissertation or thesis projects. Located in the Woodruff Library Research Commons, Writing Boot Camp provides opportunities to set and share writing goals within a supportive community of writers.

Writing Boot Camp offers several modes of support for participants, including the support of professional writing tutors from the Emory Writing Center and the Graduate Writing Support Service, and resources on dissertation/thesis writing, copyright, and other areas. Because a free lunch is provided for its participants, interested persons must register. Only limited space is available. This is the first in what the Writing Center hopes will be a series of boot camps for writers of long research projects.

If you are a student of Laney Graduate School or Emory College of Arts and Sciences and would like to participate, please register at http://web.library.emory.edu/news-events/calendar by Feb. 21, 2013. Registration indicates your commitment to participate in both full days of Writing Boot Camp.

Intensive Grant Writing Workshop Announces Accepted Students

The Emory Writing Center congratulates the ten humanities and social sciences graduate students whose grant writing projects have been accepted to the Intensive Grant Writing Workshop run by the Laney Graduate School’s Grant Writing Program. These projects were selected from a competitive pool of draft proposals from students across graduate programs of the Laney Graduate School. The accepted students will attend an all-expenses-paid extended weekend retreat from Thursday, February 28 – Sunday, March 3, at Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawsonville, Georgia. There, they will receive feedback on their grant proposals from their peers and from a team of faculty advisers. Confirmed faculty include Corinne Kratz from the Anthropology and African Studies, Devin Stewart from Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies (MESAS), Martine Brownley from English and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Mark Risjord from Philosophy and Nursing, and Ulf Nilsson from the Laney Graduate School. Participants will learn how to write a persuasive grant proposal for an interdisciplinary audience and will leave the retreat with a comprehensive plan for revising their proposals. In between rigorous sessions on research design and proposal writing, participants will also be able to enjoy hiking in the north Georgia mountains.

Accepted Students and their Project Titles:

Adam benShea, a fifth-year student in Religion, will workshop “Talking with Prophets: Applying Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation to Prophetic Dialogue in the Qur’an.”

Ashleigh Dean, a third-year student in History, will workshop “Pedro de Alfaro’s Mission to China and Early Modern Global Diplomacy.”

Irem Ebeturk, a second-year student in Sociology, will workshop “Microfinance Between Global and Local: Cases of Turkey and Bolivia.”

Stephanie Pridgeon, a fourth-year student in Spanish, will workshop “Subverting Subversion: Re-examining 1970s Militancy in Recent Argentine Cultural Production.”

Joshua Robinson, a fourth-year student in Anthropology, will workshop “Developing a Paleoenvironmental Context for Middle Stone Age Behavioral Transitions: A Multi-site approach.”

Sujit Shrestha, a third-year student in Anthropology, will workshop “Neoliberal Maoism: Post-revolutionary Politics in Kathmandu’s Squatter Settlements.”

Deeksha Sivahumar, a second-year student in Religion, will workshop “Bommai Golu: Ossifying Narratives of Religion and Identity in Tamil Nadu.”
Shively Smith, a fifth-year student in Religion, will workshop “Live as Strangers in Your Own Land: Biblical Conversations with First Peter about Cultural Migration, Integration, and Exclusion.”

Sarah Stein, a third-year student in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), will workshop “Homemaking: The Eradication of Homelessness as Practice.”

Mael Vizcarra, a third-year student in the Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA), will workshop “Entre Líneas/Between Lines: Remapping the Tijuana Border Market.”

Writing Center Walk-In Hours Open in Woodruff Library December 3!

Students needing help with writing assignments during the end-of-semester crunch time can find it at the satellite location of the Emory Writing Center in the Robert W. Woodruff Library.

This second location, behind the Service Desk on Level 2 of the library, will operate 7-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 3-13, and is open to all students from Emory College and Laney Graduate School.

Graduate fellows and peer tutors from the Emory Writing Center will be available to assist students with their assignments on a first-come, first-served basis. These appointments will last for a maximum of 30 minutes, although students who need more time can schedule hour-long appointments at the Emory Writing Center’s main location in Callaway N212.

“We hope that opening this second location will better serve student needs during the stressful exam period and further extend the Emory Writing Center services at a time when demand is increased,” says Maureen Terese McCarthy, a graduate fellow in the Emory Writing Center.

All students must bring a printout of any work they would like a tutor to review. Students will be allowed to use this extended service only once a day to ensure that the Writing Center is able to assist as many students as possible with their assignments.