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Grad/Postdoc Workshop: So You're Thinking of Starting a Writing Group (1/27)

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A writing group can give you the structure, support, and accountability you need to become a more productive writer and meet your short- and long-term writing goals. Whether you’re looking to share your writing among peers or create a network of accountability, this workshop explores the different forms a writing group can take and best practices for starting and maintaining your group. A pizza lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

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Grad/Postdoc Workshop: Healthy Writing Habits (1/30 or 2/2)

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This workshop explores practical strategies for setting manageable goals toward becoming a happier, healthier, and more productive writer. Whether you already feel overwhelmed with the writing you have to do or just want to set up a writing plan to tackle this semester, come develop a personalized writing management plan to start writing with healthier habits. Light refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

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Online Tutoring

Can't make it into the Center? The Writing Center offers online tutoring!

We believe that the most effective writing tutorial is face-to-face, however we also want to accommodate writers who can't always make it to the Center for a tutoring appointment. (Because of a variety of reasons writers may prefer online tutoring—lack of transportation, last-minute questions, bad weather, discomfort in our space.) As an alternative to in-person appointments, we offer online tutoring using audio/video chat and an online workspace where writers and tutors can work on a project collaboratively.