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Welcome to the KCTL Faculty Writing Group Wiki

This group meets once a month to set writing goals, discuss progress, and offer each other support.


Facilitator: Caterina Y. Pierre (Art) 


Group Members: 

          Carlos Arguelles (Library)

          Jay Bernstein (Library)

Jean Boggs (Library)

Lesley Broder (English)

Robert Cowan (English)

Martha Cummings (English)

Lourdes Follins (Behavioral Sciences)

Julia Furay (Library)

Libby Garland (History)

Valerie Gill (Nursing)

Janine Graziano-King (English)

Valerie Haskell (Nursing)

Gabrielle Kahn (English)

Renee Mizrahi (English)

Jennifer Noe (Library)

Hope Parisi (English)

          Caterina Pierre (Art)

          Lili Shi (Communications and Performing Arts)

          Petra Symister (Behavioral Sciences)

          Marissa Schlesinger (Provost's Office)                         

          Florence Schneider (Behavioral Sciences)

          Michael Sokolow (History, Phil & Poli Sci)

          Elizabeth Tompkins (Library)

          Jason VanOra (Behavioral Sciences)


Meeting Notes

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011  

Summer 2011

Spring 2011

Winter 2011

Fall 2010

Summer 2010

Spring 2010

Winter 2010

Fall 2009

Summer 2009


Member Suggestions


To Read:

Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing, by Robert Boice

Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success, by Wendy Laura Belcher

Write to the Top, by W. Brad Johnson

How to Write A Lot, by Paul J. Silvia

Page After Page, by Heather Sellers

Stylish Academic Writing, By Helen Sword


To Publish in:

Arts and Humanities in Higher Education

College Teaching

Community College Review

Community College Enterprise

Innovative Higher Education

Journal of Basic Writing

Learning Communities Journal

New Directions for Community Colleges

Research in Learning Communities

Studies in Higher Education

And: specific journals in our related fields.


Web Resources:









Comments (8)

rdeastman@... said

at 5:48 pm on Dec 8, 2009

Still working hard grading papers. Haven't had much time to do any work on the book. I will pick it up again on winter break.

Robert Cowan said

at 5:29 am on Dec 17, 2009

Camden House has accepted my book for publication, so I'm very happy. Thank you all for your support.

cpierre@kingsborough.edu said

at 11:03 am on Aug 11, 2010

Hello everyone! Hope to see y'all at tomorrow's lunch meeting. Let's hear about what you've been working on this summer (or what you hope to do this fall). I suggested to Janine that we read and use Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success by Wendy Laura Belcher this fall. It looks like KCTL can order 6 copies of the actual book that we can share, plus the center can make pdfs of the appropriate pages for anyone who wants them. Let's keep going strong in the fall!

cpierre@kingsborough.edu said

at 5:29 pm on Nov 4, 2010

Some helpful tips were mentioned at today's Writing Group meeting:

*Try to do something related to your writing project for a minimum of 15 minutes each day. Even if it just means printing one article, editing one paragraph, or revising one abstract, it all adds up towards the time to completion of your project

*Get your article or written piece to a point where you are comfortable with it, and then send it out. There is no point continuing to add to it, or edit it, until you know what the editor wants from you.

*Do some free writing about your project. Sometimes ideas that you can use can spring up from that process.

*Sometimes it is not worth looking at old material you have written about a project. Rather than wasting time looking for old notes or ideas, it is often better to start fresh.

And an old tip I received from the group last semester: Try to keep all notes, free writes and materials as digital files and back it up on a hard drive stick. It sometimes helps if all of your material is saved in one place, and if it is all digitally saved, it's more portable.

cpierre@kingsborough.edu said

at 6:55 pm on May 12, 2011

Thanks to all who joined us during the Spring 2011 semester! I posted, for anyone interested, the article entitled "Ten Rules of Academic Writing," by Stephen K. Donovan, which was presented to our group during the last meeting by Jay Bernstein. Thanks to all and please remember to fill out our Doodle for the Summer 2011 Writing Group Meetings!

cpierre@kingsborough.edu said

at 2:27 pm on Apr 12, 2012

Note to members: In the Spring of 2012, we will start reading selections from a new book, entitled Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing by Robert Boice this Spring and Summer. Copies and photocopies will be available soon in KCTL.

cpierre@kingsborough.edu said

at 9:56 am on May 31, 2012

Our next meeting is scheduled for August 7, 2012 at 3:00 pm. Stop by for coffee, tea, cookies and let us know how your writing is going!

cpierre@kingsborough.edu said

at 2:13 pm on Aug 21, 2012

Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 27, 2012, room TBA. Let's start the semester off fresh with one new writing goal!

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