Every semester, Wagner provides tutors in Statistics (CORE-GP 1011), Microeconomics (CORE-GP 1018), and Financial Management (CORE-GP 1021) at no charge to students. Wagner also provides a writing consultant (tutor) to assist students with their writing assignments in individual and group sessions. Tutoring hours are posted on NYU Classes and are announced by faculty during the first class sessions. Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Check back for updates.
The Wagner Writing Center
All the best intentions and brilliant ideas in the world are for naught if they aren’t communicated clearly. In fact, in an era when think tanks have become content creators, public services use texts and tweets to help their target populations, and blogs and social media are major fundraising tools, clear, smart, engaging communications are essential in any public servant’s toolkit. As such, NYU Wagner provides a variety of services to support students as they strive for excellence in their written and verbal expressions.
NYU Wagner provides writing tutors free of charge to assist students—in person or online—with their writing assignments. Beyond a general expertise in writing skills, NYU Wagner Writing Tutors specialize in public policy-specific formats and can assist students at any point in their writing process—from initial concept brainstorming and mid-paper writer’s block, to first draft clarity and coherence checks and final draft line edits. Email appointments are a fantastic way to get extensive feedback on a deep read of your paper. In-person and video chat appointments are best used as a way to talk through a writing block, an organizational issue or something else.
To make an appointment with an NYU Wagner Writing Tutor:
1. Visit the NYU Wagner Writing Tutor Google Calendar at http://bit.ly/wgnrtutorstimes and select an available time slot.
2. In the “Description” field of appointment indicate whether you’d like to conduct the appointment via email, video chat or in person. Please note that time slots indicated as “Online Only” are for email or video chat appointments only.
3. Click “Save”.
4. If applicable, a writing tutor will contact you to arrange the video chat, otherwise…
5. Email your paper to the writing tutors at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your appointment. Papers will be read during the appointment time. Students who selected an email appointment should receive an email back by the end of their appointment time with general feedback in the body of the email and specific comments in Track Changes in a version of the paper attached to the email.
6. Lather, rinse, repeat as necessary.
TUTORING SCHEDULE FALL 2016
Times are subject to change with more time slots added around midterms and finals.
Mondays 12:30pm to 3:30pm (Online only)
Tuesdays 5:30pm to 7:30pm (Online only)
Wednesdays 9:30am to 12:30pm (Adjunct Office 3049 or Online)
Thursdays 10:30am to 1:30pm (Adjunct Office 3049 or Online)
Students must make appointments via: http://bit.ly/wgnrtutorstimes
Wagner offers two sections of a six-week, non-credit writing refresher, with a specific focus on public policy writing formats, in the fall and spring semesters. Students register for NONCR-GP 907, Professional Writing or NONCR-GP_908, Writing Intensive Workshop. Tuition is $175. Section 1 of the Professional Writing course runs for the first half of the semester. Section 2 runs during two consecutive—and intensive!--Saturdays.
(a fundamental writing skills class geared toward English as a Foreign Language students and less-than-confident writers)
Fall 2016, Section 1:
NONCR-GP_907_001: six consecutive Fridays, 9am to 10:40am; September 23 – October 28
Fall 2016, Section 2
NONCR-GP_907_002: two consecutive Saturdays, 10am to 1pm; November 5 & 12
Spring 2017, Section 1:
NONCR-GP_907_001: six consecutive Fridays, 9am to 10:40am; February 3 – March 10
Spring 2017, Section 2:
NONCR-GP_907_002: two consecutive Saturdays, 10am to 1pm; March 25 & April 1
The Writing Intensive Workshop
(An online-only advanced writing workshop for students looking for the analytical skills, editorial sensibility and writing practice needed to help them take their writing to the next level)
Spring 2017, Section 1:
NONCR-GP_908_001: January 30 to March 9
This workshop is taught in the spring semester only.
Writing Skills Series
NYU Wagner offers a series of 90-minute writing lectures throughout the semester. Each lecture focuses on a specific academic or public policy writing issue.
Memo Writing Boot Camp
This lecture and question-and-answer session provides a rubric for understanding and writing solid public policy memos. An introduction to the format, the lecture focuses on the basics requirements of a memo in terms of content, structure, style and format and provides real-world and student samples to help students understand the flexibility of the format.
Friday, September 16, 10am to 11:30am, in Rudin Forum. Wagner students can RSVP at: http://wagner.nyu.edu/events
International Students Guide to Navigating Writing at Wagner
This lecture and discussion is geared towards international students just starting their first semester at Wagner. The session provides a very realistic view of what students should encounter as their language skills from academic fluency to cultural fluency. We will discuss what students might expect from their professors (as well as what their professors will expect from them), what to expect from themselves in terms of linguistic and cultural learning curves, and some of the tips, tricks and techniques to help students get up to speed on American English colloquialisms, American styles guides and plagiarism rules and common first paper obstacles.
Friday, September 23, 11am to 1pm in Rudin Forum. Wagner students can RSVP at http://wagner.nyu.edu/events
Policy Memo & Other Writing Resources
Memo Writing Video (coming soon via NYU Stream)
Style Guides, Citations & Avoiding Plagiarism (coming soon via NYU Stream)
NYU Wagner Library Liaison
NYU's Division of Libraries Andrew Battista provides guidance to Wagner students with regards to research methods, literature reviews, data qualitative and quantitative research software packages and more. He holds office hours at Wagner every other Thursday from 4-6pm in the Puck Building, Office 3045 (on the third floor). For more information, including links to subject speciality guides, click here.
Resources for Proper Citation
All students are expected to pursue and meet the highest standards of academic excellence by adhering to the norms of a serious intellectual community (see Academic Code). This includes the proper citation of ideas, data and published work of others. The following resources serve as a guide for students who are unclear about the rules or styles of citation. These references are universally recognized as acceptable by scholars and very adequately demonstrate how students should handle the issue of proper citation of material. All are available at the NYU Library or NYU Bookstores.
• Visit NYU Libraries Citation Style Guide at http://guides.nyu.edu/c.php?g=276562&p=1844731
• American Psychological Association. Publication Manual. 6th Edition. Washington: APA, 2010. 272 pages. Bobst Library, 9th Floor Reference BF76.7.P83 2010
• Chicago Manual of Style. 15th Edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. 956 pages. Bobst Library, Reference Z253.U69 2003
• Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th Edition. New York: MLA, 2009. 292 pages. Bobst Library, Reference LB2369.G53 2009
• Turabian, Kate. Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 6th Edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. Bobst Library, Reference LB2369.T8 1996
In addition to these manuals, below are several web sites to help you learn about appropriate citations and writing research papers:
• "Plagiarism: What is It and How to Recognize and Avoid It," The Writing Center at Indiana University,www.indiana.edu/~wts/wts/plagiarism.html
• "Principles Regarding Academic Integrity," Northwestern University,www.northwestern.edu/uacc/plagiar.html
• "Sources," Dartmouth College,http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/sources/
NYU Writing Center
The Writing Center is NYU’s general writing support center. It is a place where one-on-one teaching and learning occurs, and where the work always focuses on writing. Experienced consultants assist NYU students, faculty and staff with their work at any stage in the writing process. They work with individuals on essays, lab reports, personal statements, poems, stories and other written texts. Writers may schedule one appointment per week, up to two weeks ahead of time, using their online scheduling system. A second weekly appointment is available on a walk-in basis. Appointments normally are 45 minutes in length.
The Writing Center is a part of NYU's Expository Writing Program. It is located at 411 Lafayette, 3rd floor. The phone # is (212) 998-8866. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please go to NYU Writing Center's website.