Join an Interdisciplinary Graduate Writing Group
The Northeastern Writing Center offers several writing groups each semester for graduate students working on theses or dissertations. These small groups of 3-4 students will meet regularly throughout the semester with one of our Writing Center tutors, and members will take turns sharing their writing with their peers.
A graduate writing group is not a writing course; there are no lectures or homework assignments. Think of a graduate writing group as a group consultation you can bring a draft and receive feedback from several people. A typical group would meet 5 or 6 times over the semester for 90 minutes at a time.
Spring 2019 Applications
Spring 2019 applications are now open! Our application will take 5-10 minutes to complete; we ask a number of questions about your project, work style, and schedule to help us make appropriate placements. Follow the red button link to complete a Google Form application:
Deadline: Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
Did your schedule change? Update your schedule here
- Individuals who do not show up to two or more group meetings scheduled with the Writing Center consultant may be asked to step down from the group in order to make space for another graduate student on our waiting list.
- The groups are interdisciplinary, which means that individuals should be willing to work with with people from other disciplines. This means that participants need to be open to reading work that contains different methodologies, approaches, jargon, and values.
Writing Groups in Your Department
A few departments already have dissertation writing groups, so it’s worth checking in with your department to see what support exists. If your program does not yet have writing groups, but you have a large number of graduate students who are interested, we recommend contacting your department to get one started and letting them know that the Writing Center is available to assist in an advisory capacity. We can provide resources on how to set up an effective writing group. Interested graduate students or faculty members can contact Alison Stephens for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org