Thesis Writing Group

 

The School of Graduate Studies and the Writing Centre are pleased to offer a 6 week program (1-2 meetings 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 Thesis 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 and are looking for a dedicated space to focus on that work. The Writing Centre continues to offer appointments for students who would like one-on-one help and more information for booking appointments can be found at the following link

If you have any questions, please contact the event facilitator directly (Cherise Ragoonath, cragoonath@mun.ca) or the Writing Centre (writing@mun.ca).

For this semester, we will be conducting separate in-person and online sessions for the Thesis Writing Group, please make note of the dates and times listed for each session to ensure you are registering for the correct group.

 

Dates/Time:

In-Person:

The In-Person sessions will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the following dates:

  • Tuesday June 11th
  • Thursday June 13th
  • Tuesday June 18th
  • Thursday June 20th
  • Tuesday June 25th
  • Thursday June 27th
  • Tuesday July 2nd
  • Thursday July 4th
  • Tuesday July 9th
  • Thursday July 11th
  • Tuesday July 16th
  • Thursday July 18th

Time: All In-Person sessions will run from 2pm-5pm NDT

Location: TBD on the St. John's Campus

Online:

The Online sessions will run on Fridays for the following dates:

  • Friday June 14th
  • Friday June 21st
  • Friday June 28th
  • Friday July 5th
  • Friday July 12th
  • Friday July 19th

Time: All Online sessions will run from 12pm-3pm NDT

Location: Webex

 

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).

Mode:

  • In-Person for students in the St. John’s Metro Area.
  • Online through Webex for students outside the St. John’s Metro Area.

Expectations:

  • 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.

 

Register:

In-Person 

Online

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.

Attendance will be taken at the start of each session followed by a brief introduction and discussion of everyone’s goals for the session. 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. If you are unable to attend more than one of the listed sessions, please contact the event facilitator (Cherise Ragoonath, cragoonath@mun.ca) before registering. Students who miss multiple sessions will forfeit their spot in the group to make space for anyone on the waitlist.

In-Person Waitlist