TCDS Academic Writing Workshop – Oct. 27 at 11 am

Getting Started

Each of us has to write. Most of us find the experience painful and, let’s admit it, not always successful.  More often than not, “writing” consists of staring blearily at a blank notepad surrounded by a rising tide of crumpled pieces of paper. (Well, OK, to update the image substitute “computer screen” for “notepad.”)

 I cannot guarantee that you will emerge ready to write an article for the New York Review of Books. But I am willing to bet that you will never again be stymied by that cruel blank screen.

Please join us for a workshop led by a long-time associate and friend of TCDS,

Dr. Andrzej Tymowski

Director of International Programs at the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

The Getting Started workshop is open to anyone willing to spend two hours of individual effort in a collegial setting to practice techniques for starting to write an academic paper. It is especially but not exclusively, directed to TCDS alumni whose native language is not English, those who feel anxious and intimidated when it comes to academic writing but also those who do not have experience in academic writing and publishing and would like to learn useful techniques.

LOCATION: 6 East 16th Street, Wolff Conference Room # 1103

Each participant should bring a pad of 8 ½” by 11” paper (NO COMPUTERS), a pen, and a pad of post-it notes.

Andrzej W. Tymowski is director of international programs at the American Council of Learned Societies. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University, M.A. degrees in international relations from Yale University, and philosophy from Northwestern University.

Please RSVP to by October 24 to attend the workshop.

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