Grad Groups: Thesis/Dissertation

THESIS/DISSERTATION GROUPS
SPRING 2021

Thesis/Dissertation Groups 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 2021 Thesis/Dissertation Groups start in late-January and run through the semester.
  • Participate in a group with other graduate students to give and receive accountability to meet writing goals.
  • Learn strategies for building and maintaining your writing group in the CSU Writes GROUPS HANDBOOK (download below).

Introduction to Thesis/Dissertation Groups

JAN 25, 12-12:50pm: INTRO SESSION

  • If you cannot attend the INTRODUCTIONS SESSION on January 25, please apply to join a group. Complete and submit your application below.   

FEB 22, 12-12:50pm: Groups Check-In & Booster

APR 26, 12-12:50pm: RECOGNITION OF WRITING

 

You schedule group meetings

Weekly group meetings for accountability or writing together. YOU WILL CONFIRM YOUR OWN MSTeams MEETINGS WITH YOUR GROUP.

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 Kira Marshall-McKelvey at CSU Writes if you have changes or challenges in your group. We’re here to support you!

DOWNLOADABLE GROUPS GUIDE

RESEARCH WRITERS' GROUPS HANDBOOK

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.


THESIS/DISSERTATION GROUP APPLICATION