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Writing Week for Grads

Monday, May 8 - Friday, May 12, 2017

A little pressure never hurt anybody…

Are you finding it a challenge to start a writing project? Or finish one? Are you working on a paper for publication or perhaps you're contemplating that first chapter of your dissertation or thesis? We thought you might like a few days dedicated to writing in a supportive environment.

The concept is simple: you register, show up each day at 9am, go off to write, then meet briefly at 4pm to give a one-minute progress report. The pressure of the end-of-day report is often enough to propel students to write with a little more commitment. Sound interesting?

Writing schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am–4pm
Friday: 9am–noon, and a pizza lunch with writing strategy talks by recent PhD graduates from noon–1:30pm.

Sign up

Contact Janice at Janice.eddington@dal.ca or (902) 494-7889 to register.

Writing space

We don’t provide space to write, so plan to write in your offices or common areas—or at home or anywhere you feel comfortable. Reporting in at the beginning and end of each day is the critical element.

Opportunity for coaching

Appointments with Writing Centre personnel are available during the week. This opportunity might be especially advisable for English as a Second Language students.