Thesis Writing Group


The School of Graduate Studies and the Writing Centre are pleased to offer a 4 week program (one meeting per week) designed to help graduate students make significant progress on or complete their theses. If you are looking for some distraction-free time to write and can commit to a consistent writing schedule, then this writing group is for you.

The Writing Group will be dedicated to independent writing for students to produce content in a cowork setting. This event is not meant for students who are seeking help learning or developing their academic writing, but rather for those who are currently engaged in substantial writing already. The Writing Centre continues to offer appointments for students who would like one-on-one help.

If you have any questions, please contact the event facilitator directly (Cherise Ragoonath, or the Writing Centre (

For this semester, we will be conducting separate in-person and online sessions for the Thesis Writing Group, dividing it into two sections throughout the semester.




Section One: Tuesdays, February 6th to February 27th, 2024, 3 PM - 6 PM NST

Section Two: Tuesdays, March 12th to April 2nd, 2024, 3 PM - 6 PM NST


Section One: Thursdays, February 8th to February 29th, 2024, 10 AM - 1 PM NST

Section Two: Thursdays, March 14th to April 4th, 2024, 10 AM - 1 PM NST


Students who register for the Writing Group are expected to come to all meetings. However, we will be accommodating students who may face unexpected circumstances that prevent them from attending some of the meetings.

Students who will only be able to attend some meetings or a partial number of hours per day should contact the event facilitator before registering. Accommodations will be granted for students who can demonstrate need (e.g., childcare responsibilities, conflicting work schedules).


  • In-Person for students in the St. John’s Metro Area. Location: The Writing Centre (SN2053) on the St. John's Campus.
  • Online for students outside the St. John’s Metro Area.


  • The writing group is intended to give students the opportunity to generate text, not perfect it.
  • Graduate students are encouraged to meet with their supervisors prior to the writing group to establish goals.
  • All participants should measure their achievements at the start and end of each session.


In-Person Section One

In-Person Section Two

Virtual Section One

Virtual Section Two

If the registration is full, you may use the waitlist link and you will be contacted if we are able to accommodate you. Please do not register using the other link if the registration is full (e.g., online when you would like to come in-person).

Students who submit incomplete forms or inconsistent responses (e.g., indicate you would like to come to the writing group to take writing classes) may be contacted to confirm their intention to attend the event or have their registration removed.

The event facilitator will take attendance on the first day. Students who are not present and have not arranged for accommodations may forfeit their place in the Writing Group. Students who miss more than one day thereafter without an accommodation may also forfeit their place in the Writing Group.

In-Person Waitlist

Online Waitlist