Grad Writes

Offerings for Graduate Students

Writing Retreats

Academic writing can feel isolating and be all too easy to "put off until tomorrow." Writers who attend retreats access a writing community here at CSU and tend to produce much more writing than they would on their own. Writing retreats are generally held on CSU's main campus (2020-21 retreats are held remotely on Zoom or MSTeams). Retreat locations are confirmed when applicants have been accepted.


CSU Writes workshops address the 5 areas academic writers encounter their greatest challenges: SPACE, TIME, ENERGY/MOMENTUM, ACADEMIC STYLE, and COLLABORATION. Topics change each semester and explore the most current studies and trends in scholarly writing productivity and publishing. RSVP early to build writing support into your semester schedule. (All graduate students are welcome regardless if you register, but an RSVP helps us prepare materials.

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DATA (Thesis/Dissertation Accountability) Groups

CSU Writes helps graduate students connect with others on campus to create a group that works best for each member's long-term writing needs and goals. To learn more about DATA Groups and accountability options, be sure to attend the DATA Information Session at the start of each semester. You can also reach out to CSU Writes by emailing:

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Book Club

CSU Writes selects one book per semester that is relevant to research writing productivity. The book club is inclusive, and all interested readers from the CSU community are welcome to join the club discussion.

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Write to Publish I Course (W2P-I)

Write to Publish is a 12 week series of workshops designed to guide graduate students through the process of crafting and polishing a manuscript for publication. This series is designed for graduate students who have conducted research and have a conference presentation or course paper they wish to revise for publication. Workshops run 1 x week for 50 minutes for 12 weeks.. Students may find it beneficial to purchase Wendy Belcher's WRITING YOUR JOURNAL ARTICLE IN TWELVE WEEKS.

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Write to Publish II Course (W2P-II)

Participants in Write to Publish II (W2P-II) will draft and revise an article for publication. Graduate student and postdoctoral participants will plan their semester's writing, set realistic writing goals each week, track their writing progress, and contribute conversationally to their W2P-II writing community. The course learning objectives and outcomes will be set individually by participants so that each participant can achieve their specific writing-forpublication goals this semester. Participants are NOT required to have completed the first Write to Publish course (W2P-I) to participate in this course.