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About Thesis Writing Group
Join Thesis Writing Group to make some serious progress on your thesis (or other academic writing projects) and to develop a sustainable writing practice. Thesis Writing Group is modelled after other successful online writing groups that use scheduled time to work on writing with the (quiet) presence and support of other writers.
What you can expect
Thesis Writing Group is held via Zoom. It is facilitated by members of the Graduate Writing Services team and the Research Commons Librarian, who are available for writing and research support. An Assistant for Theses will also be available for some of the sessions for any questions about using the thesis template, formatting, and the thesis submission process. Optional mini workshops on topics such as library research techniques, copyright, and academic publishing will be offered some weeks. For Spring Term, sessions will be held on Fridays, 9:00 am – 12 noon for 10 weeks, starting Friday, January 27, 2023 and concluding Friday, March 31, 2023.
The online writing group format
Some of you may already be familiar with or have participated in online writing groups. For both those with and without experience, we encourage you to join us for this unique experience! The group will begin each session by briefly checking in and setting goals before turning to dedicated writing time. Participants can request support from our team through the chat feature, and consultations/discussions will take place in a breakout room. The 3-hour sessions conclude with the group coming together and discussing any reflections or areas of interest/concern.
Writers will be asked to keep their microphones muted while writing, and the use of webcams is welcome but entirely optional for each participant.
Registration is for ten weeks
Registration is available for all 10 weeks of sessions combined. We ask that registered participants commit to attending each session to the extent that their schedules allow, and that those who would like to join but know in advance that they will not be available to attend one or several sessions to please let us know in advance.
Please register by Wednesday, January 25 at 4:00pm, after which registrants will be contacted with a confirmation and further instructions.
If you have any questions about Thesis Writing Group, please contact Robyn Long, Graduate Writing Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Julie Jones, Research Commons Librarian, at email@example.com.