Faculty-Staff: “Writing in Your Profession”
Writing and Communicating in Your Profession
Writing is integral to scholarship as well as to how Bates communicates with the wider community. Join staff from Writing at Bates and other colleagues each semester to discuss ways to tackle the writing and communication tasks that our professions demand of us. We provide opportunities to develop professional writing and communication for a variety of audiences and purposes. We welcome suggestions for future workshops or inquiries about one-on-one consultations about your own professional writing questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, January 28, 4:10—Hedge 208
“Writing Letters of Recommendation”
Recommendation letters for Fulbright scholarships, graduate programs, medical schools,
and other programs are a peculiar genre of writing. What should you include? How do you help
the applicant stand out? Lee Abrahamsen (Biology), Misty Beck (Writing Specialist/ES), and Robert Strong (Graduate Fellowships Advisor) will provide guidelines andadvice for writing effective recommendation letters. Come with questions, as well as with your own experiences writing recommendations.
Wednesday, October 24, 4:10—Hedge 208
“Writing a Book Proposal”
Preparing a book proposal for the first (or tenth) time may be daunting. How do you pitch your project? How do you re-frame your research for a press? Jane Costlow (Environmental Studies), Joe Hall (History), and Erica Rand (Art and Visual Culture) will share their perspectives on the process and their thoughts about effective proposals. Come with your questions and your own advice for your colleagues.