Graduate Writing Group
About This Event
🗓 October 2nd, 16th, and 30th (Fridays)
Virtual Event 🖥 | Free Event
This is a month-long Graduate Writing Group for 24 graduate students who are working
on their long-term writing projects, such as theses, research projects, literature
reviews, or creative works. This group is hosted by the SJSU Writing Center. We will
meet on Zoom. The Writing Group’s main purpose is to provide community and accountability
for writers through creating a project plan and forming writing pods.
Participants from different programs will be sorted into co-working pods. Pods will
have four members. These writing pods will help create accountability by having participants
share their goals and progress with their pod members. Pods will have weekly status
check-ins: synchronously during our meeting weeks and asynchronously by email on the
We will meet on Zoom three alternating Fridays: October 2nd, 16th, and 30th. (The
link to the full schedule is provided below.) In the morning of October 2nd, we will
have orientation, pod formation, and review of productive strategies followed by afternoon
synchronous co-working time. The 16th and 30th will both have optional workshops in
the mornings and scheduled synchronous co-working time in the afternoons. During the
month, we have a total of nine work hours scheduled. During all co-working times,
writers will independently work on their own projects but will share goals and progress
with their pods at the start and finish.
Synchronous Group Dates
- October 2nd, 16th, and 30th (Fridays)
Full Schedule | Optional Workshop Descriptions
There are 24 spaces available; successful participants will be selected based upon
the quality of their application and availability. Applications will be reviewed by
the Writing Center soon after the closing date, with outcomes sent via email. For
all inquiries, email email@example.com.
Application Closing Date
- Wednesday, September 16th, 12:00 PM PST
- Be a current SJSU graduate student
- Be working on at least one large-scale writing or research project
Who is this Graduate Writing Group best for?
The Graduate Writing Group is best suited to students who are working on large-scale
writing and research projects or working on a section of a larger project, so they
will have enough material to work on for the whole month. This group is for students
who want to join a writing community; create shared accountability; gain dedicated,
independent work time; and learn writing strategies and time management skills.
Who is this Graduate Writing Group NOT best for?
Students are not well suited for this group if they are working on smaller-scale projects/essays
or looking for extensive grammar and one-on-one feedback. For these students, we recommend
that they make individual tutoring appointments with the Writing Center (www.sjsu.edu/writingcenter).
All students can make two 45-minute online appointments every week, availability permitting.
Graduate students can request an additional third session each week if more assistance
is needed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We recommend scheduling six to seven days in advance.
Event Contact: Amy Russo, email@example.com
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