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THe Harvard Writing Project

The Harvard Writing Project

Description

The Harvard Writing Project works with faculty and Teaching Fellows to develop effective ways of assigning and responding to student writing. The HWP has worked with dozens of courses to foster better writing throughout Harvard College.

Key Contact: James Herron
Email Address: jherron@fas,harvard.edu
Address: 8 Prescott Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone: 617.495.5785

Who can use this resource?

  • All faculty
  • All teaching fellows

Key Resources:

  • Consulting on course design, constructing effective assignments, and training Teaching Fellows
  • Faculty lectures on the craft of scholarly writing (an occasional series).
  • Customized Teaching Fellow training workshops
  • Responding to Student Writing workshops
  • Course-specific workshops
  • College-wide workshops, with a cross section of TFs from different courses
  • Printed Writing Guides for undergraduates
  • Printed Teaching Guides for Teaching Fellows - The Teaching Fellow’s Guide to Student Writing
  • Printed Teaching Guides for Teaching Fellows - Grading Standards I and II ( Defining the ABCs (and Fs))
  • Gordon Gray Faculty grants for faculty to redesign their course to “re-define the role that writing plays in their courses.”
  • House Writing Tutors. Some houses at Harvard have Expos appointed writing tutors.

The Bok Center

The Bok Center

Description

The Derek Bok Center for Teaching exists to enhance the quality of undergraduate education in Harvard College. Bok Center services are available to anyone teaching Harvard’s 6,400 undergraduates—faculty, lecturers, visiting instructors, teaching fellows and assistants, or course assistants—confidentially and without charge.

Contact: Main Office
Email Address: bokcenter@fas.harvard.edu 
Address: Science Center 318, One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
Telephone: 617.495.4869

Who can use this resource?

  • Anyone teaching Harvard undergraduates

Key Resources:

  • The Graduate Writing Fellows: A semester-long program that fosters an interdisciplinary forum for participants to learn and practice effective attention to student writing.
  • Individual consultations
  • Advice on designing and grading writing assignments
  • Printed documents
  • Tip sheets on responding to student writing
  • Writing letters of recommendation
  • Resources for using writing in the classroom
  • Strategies and materials for using student self-assessment

Bureau of Study Counsel

Bureau of Study Counsel 

Description

The Bureau of Study Counsel is a resource center for academic and personal development. Students consult the Bureau to improve their study skills and strategies (such as reading, note-making, exam-taking, time management, memory, public speaking, writing, etc.) and to talk about broader academic and personal concerns (such as motivation, adjusting to college, future direction, etc.)

Key Contact: Bureau of Study Counsel
Email Address: bsc@harvard.edu 
Address: 5 Linden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-5004
Telephone: 617.495.2581

Who can use this resource?

  • Registered Harvard College students
  • Registered degree candidates in FAS, HKS, and GSE

Key Resources:

  • Study Counseling
  • Workshops such as: Dissertation Writers Group; Perfectionism; Procrastination; What Are You Doing With Your Life?; Public Speaking
  • ESL Peer Consultation (Note: ESL Peer Consultants provide support for conversation and acculturation, but do not provide formal language instruction or proofreading.)
  • Self-Help Materials
  • Visit the Cranium Corner library of handouts in the Bureau reception area
  • Visit the "Self-Help" section of the Bureau web site, www.bsc.harvard.edu

Lamont Library

Lamont Library 

Description

Lamont is by mission and tradition the central undergraduate library in Harvard College.

Key Contact: Susan Gilroy, Head of Reference Services
Email Address: lamref@fas.harvard.edu
Key Link: http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/lamont/ 
Address: Research Services at Lamont Library, Level B, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone: 617.495.2106

Who can use this resource?

  • All undergraduates
  • All faculty
  • All graduate students
  • All teaching fellows

Key Resources:

  • Expert assistance on site at the Reference Desk (Level B of Lamont Library)
  • In-depth research consultations by appointment, or by referral to subject specialists across the Harvard library system.
  • Email, IM, and telephone help in finding and using Harvard library resources.
  • Worskhops on citing sources with RefWorks (http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.eresource:refworks)
  • Tip sheets and printed handouts, designed to help with the writing and research processes.
  • Detailed online research guides (http://hcl.harvard.edu/research/guides/).
  • Course-related instruction tailored to fit the writing assignments of Expos, FYSMs, Gen Ed, and all writing intensive courses taught at the College.

Office of Career Services

The Office of Career Services

Description

The Office of Career Services (OCS) supports all students and alumni of Harvard College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) in exploring and making effective career and educational choices. In this context, OCS offers printed materials, individual advising, and group information meetings on various aspects of career- and profession-focused writing, such as introductory letter writing, fellowship and graduate school essay writing, and converting CVs to résumés.

Key Contact: Deb Carroll, Associate Director, Employer Relations and Operations
Email Address: dcarroll@fas.harvard.edu
Address: 54 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone: 617.495.8050

Who can use this resource?

  • All faculty and visiting fellows
  • All registered undergraduate students
  • All registered graduate students
  • All College and GSAS alumni
  • All current resident tutors in the Houses
  • All full-time FAS special students

Key Resources:

  • Advising: Daily drop-ins 1:00-4:00pm, and by-appointment (across academic and professional disciplines)
  • Printed Materials:
    • “Resumes and Cover Letters”
    • “CVs and Cover Letters”
  • Workshops:
    • CVs and Cover Letters
    • Resumes and Cover Letters
    • CV, Resume, and Cover Letter Drop-in Reviews
    • “Power Half-Hour” Resume Workshops
    • Fellowship Proposal Writing
    • CV Writing for Scientists
    • Medical School Personal Statements
    • Law School Personal Statements