Afternoon Thesis Writing Group

Complete 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 an afternoon writing group for graduate and undergraduate students in the Spring 2020 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. Students will meet online for two hours on Thursday afternoons. 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 a member of the Writing Centre staff.


Weekly on Thursdays
June 25 - August 6, 2020
2 - 4 pm Newfoundland Daylight Time for 7 weeks 


Online (Connection link will be forwarded prior to each session)


  • The writing group is a full, 7-week commitment and 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.



School of Graduate Studies

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000