Writing workshop for PhD students

This fall, the Department of Computer Science piloted an academic writing workshop for PhD students.
Students studying in Cummings Center

In the fall of 2021, the Department of Computer Science offered a seven-week academic writing workshop for PhD students, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. Thirteen students participated in this pilot program. 

This workshop was led by Janet Kayfetz of JLK Applied Linguistics, Inc. Kayfetz is an applied linguist who works with undergraduate and graduate students, research scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, medical professionals, and business leaders. The program provided a new professional development opportunity for our PhD students, helping them hone their skills in writing a broad range of academic documents, including research papers, grant proposals, job applications, and more.

Among those who attended was third-year computer science PhD student Andrew Gonczi, who found the workshop beneficial and said he “especially enjoyed the atmosphere in the class that really encouraged feedback to each other.” In addition, Gonczi found Kayfetz “very knowledgeable and able to tailor the class to almost every single student’s needs.” He said he would recommend this course to others if it is offered again in future semesters.

Interested in supporting this workshop in the future? Please get in touch with Department Chair Jeff Foster at chair@cs.tufts.edu.


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