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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.

We are now recruiting new leaders and participants for Spring 2021:

Prospective leaders sign up here: Leaders create their own slack channels to organize writing meet-ups via Zoom, motivate team members and more. You can create a channel for colleagues in the same discipline or a channel for writers with common goals (ex. dissertation writers, masters program writers…)

Prospective group members sign up here.

All leaders and members will receive invites to join Slack at the start of spring semester.

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.

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