Grad Groups: Thesis/Dissertation

Dissertation and Thesis Accountability (DATA)


DATA Partners help graduate students make significant progress on their manuscript and article writing. Research shows that academic writers write more pages and of a greater quality when they write regularly and among colleagues.

  • SPRING 2022 DATA groups start in February and run through the semester.
  • Your must attend one of the DATA Gatherings in February to join a DATA Group. 
  • You can learn more about strategies for building and maintaining your DATA in the CSU Writes GROUPS HANDBOOK (download below).

Graduate Students can attend any of the three introductory sessions to join a group.

FEB 7 @ 2-2:50pm: 


FEB 8 @ 12- 12:50pm 


FEB 11 @ 12- 12:50pm


After attending a DATA Gathering, you will be assigned an “Accountabilibuddy” or group. After you meet with Kimi (CSU Writes facilitator), you will schedule your subsequent writing accountability meetings

The goal is for you and your group to meet regularly (1 x week or 2 x month) over the semester. Please reach out to Kimi Conro at CSU Writes if you have changes or challenges in your group. We’re here to support you!



A guide to groups for research writers at multiple stages for multiple projects:

  • graduate students 
  • faculty
  • postdoctoral fellows
  • soft-money researchers 
who wish to join a group for accountability and/or feedback to support their manuscript or proposal writing.