Writing Retreats for Graduate Students

Trying to write your thesis or dissertation?
Canít find the time?
Need a quiet place to work?

Maybe you need a Graduate Writing Retreat!

The next Graduate Writing Retreat will take place August 10 - 21, 2015

Deadline to apply: Sunday, May 31, 2015 (after the deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling basis when space permits)

To apply, fill out the form here: SUMMER GWR

What is the Graduate Writing Retreat?
The ARC offers two retreats per year: a one-week retreat during Winter Break, and a two-week retreat during the summer. Both retreats are writing intensive workshops to help you finish your dissertation or thesis. We provide a comfortable environment, free from distractions, along with support from the Academic Resource Center. You will focus entirely on your writing. It is an opportunity to learn and practice healthy writing habits, to connect with and work alongside other graduate students from across the campus, and to take advantage of the guidance available from the ARCís Graduate Writing Consultants.

Is it for you?
The retreats are geared toward graduate students from any Tufts department in Arts and Sciences or Engineering who are in the process of writing a dissertation or thesis. Students can be at any stage in the dissertation or thesis process, as long as they plan to use the retreat primarily for writing (rather than research).

What to expect
On the first day, there will be a group workshop to identify common problems for graduate student writers and strategies for addressing them, to review retreat policies, and to establish any house rules. Each participant will draft his or her Personal Writing Plan and schedule an initial consultation with a Graduate Writing Consultant. After participants have established their goals, a typical day will involve at least four hours of writing time. At the end of retreat, participants will re-evaluate their goals and progress.

Typical Day
9am Morning writing session begins
1pm Break for lunch
2pm Afternoon writing session begins (optional)
Meet with Writing Consultants one-on-one (optional)
4pm End of day

Continental breakfast each morning will be provided.

Enrollment is capped at 15 students.
We admit students on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must apply to participate and commit to the structure and rules of the retreat.

Apply here: SUMMER GWR

Questions? Email Kristina Aikens, Associate Director of the ARC, at kristina.aikens@tufts.edu.

The Graduate Writing Retreats are co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering

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