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Graphos workshops tackle key writing topics in an accessible, hands-on format.  In 90 to 180 minutes, workshop participants learn about a key writing strategy, convention, topic, or genre.  You can apply what you learn to your next seminar paper, conference talk, dissertation chapter, article manuscript, or job application.

Graphos workshops are offered free of charge, but registation is required.  All McGill graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are eligible to participate.

FALL IS FUNDING APPLICATION SEASON

Want a little more help with that fellowship application?  Graphos has teamed up with Skillsets to help you develop a tight proposal for your funding application. Come to these workshops, and with other students in similar fields, you’ll sharpen your proposal, and practice giving and receiving constructive criticism.

1. What’s the Point? Pitching your Research to Fellowship Reviewers

This is the first part of a series of SKILLSETS and Graphos offerings that give grad students a leg up on fellowship applications. 

It can be a struggle to articulate what your research contributes to the field.  But in a graduate funding proposal, this is often what makes or breaks your application.

Come to this workshop and learn how to highlight the purpose and contributions of your research.

When? Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Time? 4 1-hour sessions, starting at 10am, 11am, 1pm, and 2pm

Where? Redpath Library Building

Format

•A 1-hour peer review session with two other graduate students.  You will give and receive feedback.
•Fellow peer-reviewers are likely not from the same department or discipline as you, just as Tri-Council reviewers will hail from diverse disciplines.

What to bring

•The paragraph of your fellowship application in which you describe the main purpose of your proposed research and why it is important.  Single-spaced, roughly 250 words

Register here.

 

2. Would You Fund It Now?

 As a follow-up to Skillsets' 'Would You Fund It?: Fellowship Consultation Session', where McGill faculty members assess graduate students’ fellowship proposals, 'Would You Fund It Now?' will help you tighten your proposal even more.

Format

•A 1-hour peer review session with two other graduate students.  You will give and receive feedback.
•Fellow peer-reviewers are likely not from the same department or discipline as you, just as Tri-Council reviewers will be from diverse disciplines.

What to bring

•A complete draft of your proposal.

NOTE: Only 'Would you Fund it?' particpants are eligible to participate in 'Would You Fund It Now?'. Registration will be open for Would you Fund It? participants.

When? Tuesday, September 30 or Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Time? 4 1-hour sessions, starting at 10am, 11am, 1pm, and 2pm

Where? Redpath Library Building

 

The Graphos Fall worskshop schedule is coming soon! Please stay tuned.

Here is a sampling of the topics:

Creating Poster Presentations; Writing Abstracts for Conferences; Effective Outlining and Reverse Outlining; Editing and Revising; Writing Clear Research Protocols; and Using Slideware Effectively in Presentations