Departmental Writing Fellow

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Claire Adams, 2020-2021 Departmental Writing Fellow

The Departmental Writing Fellow is a resource for all undergraduates enrolled in History Department courses (including Core/Gen Ed courses taught by History Dept. Faculty) who would like help with their writing. Whether you need help starting a paper, formulating an argument, editing a draft, or figuring out the conventions of history writing, the DWF can help!

Availability
I hold open office hours every Monday-Thursday 5pm-6pm and in my Zoom “Office.”  You may also sign up for a 30-minute appointment here: DWF Appointments. I can usually accommodate same day appointments during the week with at least 4 hours’ notice.  

Instructions for students
I am happy to meet with you at any stage in the writing process! Please sign up for an appointment, and be sure to bring a copy of the assignment prompt with you. You can send me brainstorming materials or an outline in advance, but you don’t have to.

Special instructions for students who wish to go over a draft
If you want comments on a draft, please bring this along to your appointment. As long as the draft is shorter than 8 pages, I do not need to read it in advance.  If you would like me to read a full draft of a longer term paper (8+ pages) or a thesis chapter, please email me your draft 2 hours before your appointment time. 

Workshops
I will also hold periodic writing workshops throughout the start of the semester.  Check the History Concentrator Slack for updates!

Questions?
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at claireadams@fas.harvard.edu!