Writing Successful Applications
Online via Zoom
Workshop The Art and Architecture of Language
27 - 28 November, 2021
Saturday and Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM IST
Worldwide Registration Open
About the Course
This two-day workshop will dissipate the anxiety we all feel when applying to schools, colleges, postgraduate programs, grants, fellowships, jobs, really when we apply to/for anything.We tend to feel anxious when applying, first, because we view ourselves as independent from what we want to join (a university, institution, company, etc.) and from whom we seek remuneration (scholarships, fellowships, wages, etc.). In the workshop, we’ll work through this mistaken perspective concretely, learning how to write applications to audiences we feel a part of and, hence, allowing juries and decision-makers to see clearly how you’ll be the right fit.Second and more generally, writing – putting words on the page – is an anxiety inducing process. How do I style, argue, and logically organize my application to articulate why I am the right fit in a persuasive way? We’ll answer this question as well with careful, concrete rigor.
About the Professor
Rohit Goel is Director/Professor of the Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR). He is the co-editor of Lacan contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex, Politics (Bloomsbury) and has taught courses in critical theory, historiography, and politics at the University of Chicago, Sciences Po Paris, the American University of Beirut, and Jnanapravaha Mumbai. Rohit received the Fulbright IIE and Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) fellowships to pursue years of Arabic language study in Syria and was awarded the Fulbright DDRA and Andrew C. Mellon Fellowship for PhD dissertation research in primary sources in Lebanon. He completed his BA from Harvard College and, as Harvard University’s Paul Williams Fellow to Emmanuel College, was granted an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge.
Students will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful attendance of the workshop.
We will refund your mode of payment — minus a 25% processing fee — if you choose not to take this course after the first session. Or, you can ‘roll over’ your balance to another or future BICAR course without a fee deduction.
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