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Summer Graduate Student Writing Retreat Begins June 25


University Writing Services is offering a free writing retreat open to all graduate students during the summer. It will take place on Tuesday, June 25, and Wednesday, June 26. Both sessions will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can drop in anytime.

The retreat is intended for any graduate student looking to make actual progress towards the completion of their seminar paper, conference paper, thesis, dissertation, publication, and/or fellowship application. 

Participants can attend the retreat in-person (at the Student Success Center located inside the Busch Student Center, suite 331 on the North campus) and/or virtually through Zoom. 

Participants are invited to write in a quiet, structured environment alongside other scholars.

One of the retreat’s primary objectives is to increase graduate students' writing accountability and productivity, especially when balancing multiple responsibilities. The facilitator will lead different timed writing activities and provide content aimed to deconstruct large projects into smaller, more manageable tasks while simultaneously cultivating strong, disciplined writing habits. 

Participants will essentially learn new motivational strategies to combat procrastination. This is particularly helpful for graduate students who are either behind on their current project or who want to maximize their summer and get ahead. 

Light snacks will be provided throughout the day. Lunch is not included. 

To register, please fill out the following Google form.

RSVP early because the first 15 registrants will have the opportunity to schedule a 1-on-1 appointment and receive feedback on their current project from an experienced writing consultant during the retreat. This feedback will be delivered either in-person, asynchronously, or via Zoom depending on the registrant’s preferred modality. 

Contact with any questions.