Oral Presentation Tips
The document, Oral Presentation Tips for Reviews at the GSD, was developed by a consultant a few years ago in conjunction with a presentation on public speaking. It is still relevant, and any additional tips from students are welcome. Email tips to Laura Snowdon.
The Loeb Library has compiled a list of research techniques available on the website. In addition, a useful outline to developing effective reading skills is Interrogating Texts: 6 Reading Habits to Develop in your First Year at Harvard.
Working on a paper and need help finding relevant resources? Reference librarians are available to help you learn about journal indexes, Find it @ Harvard Citation Linker, the Harvard E-Research site, and much more. Please contact Sarah Dickinson to set up a 1-hour consultation to explore your topic.
Writing with Sources – a guide to citing information in papers or projects.
An excellent source for learning how to use internet sources and cite them properly can be found at this url: Writing with Internet Sources
Graduate Student Learning Support (GSLS)
Sometimes students come to the GSD who have previously been able to compensate for an undiagnosed learning disability. During their studies here, problems may surface that ultimately lead to a diagnosis of a learning disability, and subsequent treatment and counseling. The GSLS (PDF) can provide neuropsychological assessment and strategic assistance with learning difficulties, and, when appropriate, referral for neurological testing. Learning specialists can also work with students experiencing problems in executive functioning, time management and other academic issues. All students must first be referred via Laura Snowdon.
Language Resource Center (LRC)
The Language Resource Center (PDF) offers services to GSD students experiencing language difficulties. The LRC welcomes both native and non-native English speakers to work one-on-one with an LRC peer tutor in oral and reading comprehension, verbal communication, the writing process, public speaking, and any other language concerns. To sign-up for a tutoring session, or find more information and resources, visit the LRC iSite (accessible with an HUID).
Academic Support for International Students
English Skills Workshop - a Fall non-credit course for non-native speakers of English who wish to improve specific skills in writing, reading, and speaking.
Additional workshops may be offered during the January Term. Please visit www.gsd.harvard.edu/jterm for more information.