WCC Peer-Review Working Groups

The Writing and Communication Center is piloting two peer-review working groups during Spring 2021. The goals of these groups are to build a community around academic writing and to provide students with the opportunity to receive and provide feedback for their peers on their writing. During regular meetings, facilitated by WCC Fellows, you will take turns presenting your work-in-progress. You will comment and give suggestions on each other’s work, as well as talk about obstacles and potential pitfalls in the writing process. Students in SHASS and SAP who are actively working on writing projects are encouraged to register for the group most relevant to them.

Master’s Thesis Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences

This writing group will be for students actively writing master’s theses (graduating sometime in 2021) in the humanities and social sciences or adjacent fields. The first meeting will take place on Friday, March 12th at 1:00 PM EST for one hour in order to discuss the goals of the writing group and schedule the remaining sessions throughout the semester. Please reach out to facilitator Roya Moussapour (rmoussap@mit.edu) with any questions.

Research and Professional Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences

This writing group is for students working on research or other professional writing – term papers, grant applications, journal articles, dissertation chapters, or any other project in the humanities and social sciences or adjacent fields. The first meeting will also take place on Friday, March 12th at 1:00 PM EST. We will decide together the group’s schedule and structure to meet regularly until mid-May. Please reach out to facilitator Gabrielle Robbins (glmr@mit.edu) with any questions.

Please register for either group through this link

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