About the Graduate Writing Forums (GWF)
The GWF was started in Spring 2014 as a way to help Statistics grad
students improve their writing skills. The idea is to have students
learn from students, with the aid of a faculty member.
The GWF took on different formats over the past year. We've decided that a "workshop" format may be the best approach.
You can direct any questions about this event to either Vincenzo Coia
, Andy Leung
, or Neil Spencer
Lunch will be provided through the Statistics Graduate Student Fund.
***Please be sure to bring an abstract written by you so that you can receive feedback!***
(or send it to Vincenzo/Andy/Neil beforehand)
|11:00am -- 11:40am
|Dr. Paul Gustafson will be sharing some insight for writing abstracts.
|11:40am -- 12:20pm
- Break into pairs.
- Read other participants' abstracts.
- Write feedback using a guide provided by Paul.
|12:20pm -- 1:00pm
|1:00pm -- 1:30pm
- Discuss your written feedback with each author of the abstracts.
|1:30pm -- 2:00pm
|Group discussion. Topics:
- What difficulties or controversies were there in giving feedback?
- What did you learn about how you could improve your abstract-writing skills?