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The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Description

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) offers multiple resources to graduate students in their capacity as students. For resources to help graduate students in their capacity as writing teachers, see in particular the Bok Center).

Key Contact: Garth McCavana
Email Address: mccavana@fas.harvard.edu 
Address: Holyoke Center 350, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Telephone: 617.495.1814

Who can use this resource?

  • All degree candidates at GSAS

Key Resources:

The GSAS Writing Tutor aims to provide students with practical, goal-oriented assistance in improving their writing and editing skills, and to encourage an awareness of the relation between writing, reading, thinking and knowing. The tutor can help you to craft persuasive arguments, to develop your prose style, to use sources more effectively and to master the art of revision. GSAS students are welcome to contact the Graduate Writing Tutor to discuss their goals for becoming a more accomplished scholarly writer.

  • Individual Counselor: Cynthia Verba
  • Dissertation Writer’s Support Group
  • For-hire writing editors

Writing Prizes

Writing Prizes

Description

The Prize Office has information on over 242 prizes available to students of Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences -- across all disciplines, concentrations, and departments -- over 90 of which are awarded for excellent student writing. The Prize Office strongly encourages faculty and students to review its website for details on how to recommend or apply for these awards.

Key Contact: Lisa Fountain
Email Address: fas-prizes@harvard.edu 
Address: University Hall, Ground Floor, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone: 617.495.4780

Who can use this resource?

  • All undergraduate students
  • All graduate students Key

Resources:

  • 92 + writing prizes

The Harvard College Writing Program

Harvard College Writing Program (add link to new site)

Description

The Harvard College Writing Program requires all entering freshmen to take at least one course (Expos 20) and occasionally an introductory course, (Expos 10). An Expos course is “...one of the most intensive classes you will take at Harvard. In no other class will you get to concentrate directly on the craft of composing and revising ideas, and rarely will you receive as much personal attention from an instructor as you do in Expos.”

Key Contact: Tom Jehn
Email Address: expos@fas.harvard.edu
Address: 8 Prescott Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone: 617.495.2566

Who can use this resource?

  • All freshmen

Key Resources

  • Courses - Expos 10 and 20
  • Printed documents:
  • Writing with Internet Sources

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

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.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Description

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) offers multiple resources to graduate students in their capacity as students. For resources to help graduate students in their capacity as writing teachers, see in particular the Bok Center).

Key Contact: Garth McCavana
Email Address: mccavana@fas.harvard.edu 
Address: Holyoke Center 350, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Telephone: 617.495.1814

Who can use this resource?

  • All degree candidates at GSAS

Key Resources:

The GSAS Writing Tutor aims to provide students with practical, goal-oriented assistance in improving their writing and editing skills, and to encourage an awareness of the relation between writing, reading, thinking and knowing. The tutor can help you to craft persuasive arguments, to develop your prose style, to use sources more effectively and to master the art of revision. GSAS students are welcome to contact the Graduate Writing Tutor to discuss their goals for becoming a more accomplished scholarly writer.

  • Individual Counselor: Cynthia Verba
  • Dissertation Writer’s Support Group
  • For-hire writing editors

Writing Prizes

Writing Prizes

Description

The Prize Office has information on over 242 prizes available to students of Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences -- across all disciplines, concentrations, and departments -- over 90 of which are awarded for excellent student writing. The Prize Office strongly encourages faculty and students to review its website for details on how to recommend or apply for these awards.

Key Contact: Lisa Fountain
Email Address: fas-prizes@harvard.edu 
Address: University Hall, Ground Floor, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone: 617.495.4780

Who can use this resource?

  • All undergraduate students
  • All graduate students Key

Resources:

  • 92 + writing prizes

The Harvard College Writing Program

Harvard College Writing Program (add link to new site)

Description

The Harvard College Writing Program requires all entering freshmen to take at least one course (Expos 20) and occasionally an introductory course, (Expos 10). An Expos course is “...one of the most intensive classes you will take at Harvard. In no other class will you get to concentrate directly on the craft of composing and revising ideas, and rarely will you receive as much personal attention from an instructor as you do in Expos.”

Key Contact: Tom Jehn
Email Address: expos@fas.harvard.edu
Address: 8 Prescott Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone: 617.495.2566

Who can use this resource?

  • All freshmen

Key Resources

  • Courses - Expos 10 and 20
  • Printed documents:
  • Writing with Internet Sources

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