Silberman Writing Program
The Silberman School of Social Work has launched a program to support academic excellence and professional development. The Silberman Writing Program (SWP) provides support services to enhance student writing in the classroom as well as writing and presentation skills in the field. Students may request individual services or be referred by a faculty member or advisor. The program offers workshops throughout each semester addressing topics of common interest, such as reading and understanding the assignment, structuring a paper, plagiarism and the art of citation, tips for revising papers, writing research papers, and how to write for the field (process recordings, progress notes, etc.). Additional sessions will be devoted to making oral presentations, preparing for job interviews, and a group for students interested in publishing their writing.
Check Blackboard for written information such as APA style sheets, tips for writing in social work, and additional resources.
Working with faculty and advisors at the school, the professional staff of the program will work to address the individual needs of students including feeling overwhelmed by the work, how to read a scholarly article, how to approach a writing assignment and how to organize a paper.
Students can request a meeting with the Writing Specialist by going to Blackboard and to the SSW Information Corner. Appointments can be scheduled on line. E-tutoring is available after an initial in-person meeting with the Writing Specialist. All services are provided at Silberman on the 4th floor. Students may continue to use the services of the Writing Center on the Hunter College campus at 68th Street.