The Jones White Writing Center is pleased offer Graduate Writing Groups for thesis and dissertation writers (at any stage). Our groups meet regularly during the academic year and summer months. Our writing groups will provide graduate students with a
supportive environment that will help make progress on your writing.
Research demonstrates that graduate students who take part in writing groups are more productive writers and have higher self-efficacy and confidence as writers (Ekstein et. al. 2017; Simpson, 2012; Mannon, 2016).
Our Graduate Writing Groups will meet online and include the following features:
The groups are led by an advanced graduate tutor who is nearing the end of their own dissertation writing process.
Here is the schedule for our fall groups. Groups will meet every two weeks for 75 minutes via Zoom.
Meets at 11:00 a.m. EST on Saturdays every two weeks.
Meets at 8:00 p.m. EST on Mondays every two weeks.
Sign up for our groups by filling out this short
form. Groups are first-come, first served. We ask that you commit to attending at least five sessions of the six offered for your group. We plan on running more Graduate Writing Groups in the spring 2021 term
and make this a regular service that we offer.
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