The Writing Center's Dissertate Write Now! and other writing groups offer weekly time for graduate students to devote to working on their dissertations, theses, or other significant graduate-level writing projects in a supportive environment.
Benefits to participating in the Writing Center's writing group program include access to structured time to facilitate progress on their writing projects, and a community of supportive peers.
Spring 2021 writing groups begin meeting the week of March 1.
Spring 2021 Writing Groups:
Dissertate Write Now! Tuesdays 3-5pm or Wednesdays 2-4pm. These two groups are open to any graduate students working on a dissertation, culminating portfolio, master's thesis, or other substantial/significant writing projects. Weekly meetings will be focused mostly on getting the writing done. The facilitator may sometimes lead short discussions about writing issues of interest to the group. Participants will be asked to log their writing progress. This group does not provide feedback on drafts.
To register for Tuesday 3-5pm: Tues registration
To register for Wednesday 2-4pm: Weds registration
Environmental Studies Across the Disciplines Writing Group: Tuesdays, 9-11am. This group welcomes students from any discipline whose work centers on the environment in some way and may include writers with backgrounds in the humanities, physical sciences, and social sciences. Participants are welcome to work on any genre of writing: article drafts, dissertation chapters, conference presentations, etc. Meetings will begin with a quick check in. Most meetings will then transition to working on writing with Zoom still open; some weeks, depending on the needs of the participants, there will instead be time for workshopping drafts. Workshop meetings will be agreed upon by the group in advance.
To register for the ES Across the Disciplines group: ES writing group Tues 9-11
Spring 2021 Writing Groups are online only. Participants will then work on their writing project for most of the meeting time with Zoom still open. At the end of the writing session, participants will spend a few minutes talking about their progress and goals.