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Katie Homar

Writing support group meets over zoom

May 19, 2021

Expand Your Pack: Start or Join an Online Writing Group!

While we often think of academic writing as a solitary pursuit, we can benefit from the community of other writers for advice, feedback, and support. Online writing groups have proven an indispensable source of support for academic writers seeking accountability, motivation, and community. 

Student works on her laptop in EB1 on Centennial Campus.

Oct 20, 2020

Join Us for Our Fall Online Writing Retreat

The Professional Development Team’s online writing retreat gives Gradpack writers a supportive virtual community of writers from the comfort of their own homes. 

Giselle Cherbony

Aug 31, 2020

Expand Your Pack: The Graduate Writing Center

NC State’s Graduate Writing Center (GWC) offers one-on-one meetings with trained peer consultants to provide feedback and help you communicate your ideas clearly and effectively. To find out more about how the GWC can help you, we sat down with Giselle Cherbony, a veteran peer writing consultant and second year English master’s student. 

Apr 7, 2020

Academic Packways: Academic Faculty Application Preparation for Graduate Students & Postdocs

Crafting a compelling dossier of faculty application materials takes time—and benefits from expert guidance. Academic Packways, hosted by the Graduate School’s Professional Development Team, is here to facilitate that time and provide that guidance. 

Feb 10, 2020

ImPACKful Tips: How to Email Your Professor

Most students find it difficult to ask their professors questions or to start a conversation with professors, especially if you’re a new international graduate student. Here, we provide tips on emailing your professor. 

Oct 8, 2019

How to Write a Better Abstract: Workshopping at the Engineering Cafes

An abstract is a summary which gives your readers the first impression of what you have written in your article. It can entice potential readers to read your article in detail and reflects on your communication skills. Learn how to write an effective abstract with these tips. 

Aug 21, 2019

ImPACKful Tips: How to Write a Better Academic Cover Letter

Everybody has a story. The ability to identify the narrative arc of that story, and share it in a concise and compelling way, is what separates a good cover letter from the reject pile.