The seminar is about dissertation writing tailored to personality and values. For the first 30 minutes of the workshop, we review skills and tools for time management and productivity. We focus on the theme of Mastering the Four-Hour Productivity Block. The second half of the hour is devoted to accountability, where each participant reports on their progress and goals for the week (e.g., “This week I’m going to finish the outline for Chapter 3.”)
There are many dates offered because we hold seminars every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Participants attend one seminar every week. Consistent attendance is crucial for accountability because you have to show up and report to your peers how your progress looks. Since people try to attend the same seminar each week, we grow the community through continued contact.
In addition to the seminars, drop-ins are welcome at the Write-Ins every Tuesday from 8 to 11:30 in JSCBB and Thursday from 8 to 12 in UMC 245.
The writing accountability seminars are meant to be attended once a week, every week. The goal is to create a consistent group that meets weekly, rather than irregular drop-in workshops.
The Thursday write-ins from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm in UMC 245 are open to attendees to drop-in as needed.
All graduate students are welcome to join our Graduate Writing Program events. The write-ins are open to drop-ins and no RSVP is necessary.
For the writing accountability seminars, we welcome new members. You do not need to be part of any program, and you can join in the middle of a sequence. However, because we try to maintain consistent weekly attendance to encourage community and accountability, we prefer that people do not just "drop-in" once, but instead make a commitment to attending each week. Feel free to attend any of the seminars, and we encourage you to RSVP on this Google form before attending your first one.