Thesis Writing Group

Completing writing assignments can be much easier when adhering to a regular schedule and becoming a member of a supportive writing group. Groups keep writers accountable and foster a sense of community. With this in mind, the Writing Centre and School of Graduate Studies are hosting a thesis writing group for graduate students in the Summer 2022 semester. If you are looking for some distraction-free time to write and can commit to a consistent writing schedule, then this group is for you.

With the return of in-person learning, we are offering 3 sessions a week: 1 session is online or in person, and 2 sessions are online only. Students will meet in person or online from 9 am - 11 am NT on Mondays. Students will meet online only 1 pm - 3 pm on Tuesdays and 9 am - 11 am on Thursdays. The majority of the time will be devoted to writing, followed by a short group discussion at the end of each session. All meetings will be facilitated by Sophie Wells, Writing Centre staff member.


June 9 to August 4, 2022

In person or online
Mondays, 9 am - 11 am NT

Online only
Tuesdays, 1 pm - 3 pm NT
Thursdays, 9 am - 11 am NT


Online via WebEx (Connection link will be included in registration confirmation email)
In person (Room number will be included in registration confirmation email)


  • The writing group is intended to give students the opportunity to generate text, not perfect it.
  • Students may remain on or off camera during the writing portion.
  • 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.

Important Notice:

Tutoring will not be offered during the sessions. The writing group is not designed to provide intensive writing assistance, or to help students improve their academic English. It is a time to come together to write independently as part of a supportive group of cross-disciplinary peers.