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Graduate Events Summer 2018

Graduate Productivity Writing Groups
June 11 - August 1, Monday & Wednesday, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Undergraduate Library, upper level, (look for our signs)

Stuck in a summer writing slump? Join us to meet your writing goals in a distraction-free setting in the company of your colleagues from across the disciplines. Each session will begin with a short conversation about goals and end with a wrap-up of accomplishments. Commit to a regular writing routine by attending one or both of these weekly writing groups.

These are productivity writing groups, whose main purpose is to provide structure and community for work that can sometimes feel structureless and isolating. They are ideal for graduate students seeking to create a writing routine, make progress and meet deadlines on long-term writing projects, or jump-start a new writing project. If you are seeking feedback on your writing, please make an appointment with a Writers Workshop consultant

Graduate Writing Retreat, August 6 - 10

The Graduate Writing Retreat provides advanced graduate students with a place and a time to make efficient, distraction-free progress on thesis or dissertation writing in a supportive atmosphere. It also provides tools and resources to create positive writing habits. During the retreat, students will work independently on their writing, and may also choose to attend optional workshops and receive feedback on their writing in short consultations. You are eligible to apply if you are a Master's or PhD student who has passed your proposal, collected most of the research for your project, and begun the writing process.

The application deadline for the August retreat is Monday, July 30, 11:59pm CST. For more information, click here. To apply click here.