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Writing Productivity Support

The NC State Graduate Professional Development Team offers online writing groups and a writing retreat for all graduate and postdoc trainees looking to boost productivity. Participants in these events can practice accountability, build community with writers across disciplines, and make progress on their writing projects.

Learn more about these programs below, as well as resources from campus partners that are oriented towards writing productivity, accountability, and advising.

Find motivation and accountability in an online writing group.

Groups communicate via our Gradpack Slack workspace and are led by peer team leaders of our Gradpack.

Join at any time by signing up here. When you enroll in the GradPack Slack via REPORTER, you will receive an automated email with the invite to join our Slack space.

Join an existing Slack channel or create your own slack channels to organize writing meet-ups via Zoom, motivate team members and more.

Email Katie Homar with questions.

Every fall and spring semester, we offer a writing retreat to support trainees in completing their theses, capstones, dissertations and other projects. Learn more.

We partner with the Graduate Writing Center to offer individual feedback sessions with peer consultants. Schedule an appointment here.

Apply for the Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant, which provides funding and sustained mentoring to doctoral students who are within 6 months of completing their dissertations. Learn more.

helps NC State’s undergraduate students, graduate students, and alums learn of and apply for nationally competitive and prestigious awards, such as the NSF GRP grant and Fulbright Fellowships. They offer information sessions about the application process throughout the school year and opportunities for individual feedback on your applications. Visit their site to learn more.

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