What can I expect from the writing accountability seminar?

For the first 30 minutes of the workshop, we review skills and tools for time management and productivity. In June, we will focus on our theme for this month: Mastering the Four-Hour Productivity Block. This topic is centered around significant amounts of research that people are most productive for about four hours a day. 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.”)

I see there are many dates and programs offered. How do I choose one?

There are many dates offered because we hold a seminar every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this summer. 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. The seminars are held as scheduled on the website. 

In addition to the seminars, drop-ins are welcome at the Write-Ins every Thursday from 8 to 12 in UMC 425. 

How often should I attend the writing accountability seminars?

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 425 are open to attendees to drop-in as needed. 

How do I prepare for my first seminar and what do I bring?

First, we ask that you please take the Enneagram​ Quiz and The Four Tendencies Quiz.

Second, we ask that you please RSVP here.

Third, look up and take note of the location of the room for the date you are planning to attend on our website

Fourth, bring your weekly, monthly, and yearly goals to share with the group. 

Who has access to these Graduate Writing Program events?

All graduate students are welcome to join our Graduate Writing Program events. The Thursday write-ins and 12-Week Publication Bootcamp 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. Because we try to maintain consistent weekly attendance to encourage community and accountability, we prefer that people do not just "drop-in," 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.