College Writing Program
Graduate Writing Project
Thanks to support from the Dean of Graduate Studies, the College Writing Program is pleased to offer dedicated support for graduate-student writers at the University of Rochester. At this time, the Graduate Writing Project will pilot programming in three areas: Writing Workshops, CWP Writing Groups, and Dissertation Boot Camps. The Graduate Writing Project is currently limited to graduate students in the Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.
Workshops are focused on general strategies for research and writing that can be applied across the disciplines. These are scheduled during the academic year.
CWP Writing Groups
CWP Writing Groups are small, stable writing groups that meet consistently throughout the semester. Unlike other models of writing groups that focus on reader responses and peer reviewing, CWP Writing Groups are dedicated to the work of writing. They typically have 3-5 members, and are designed to offer UR graduate students a consistent time and place to write, in addition to a sense of community, support, and accountability from group members. Group members may be at any stage of writing and from a variety of disciplines, but writing must be scholarly and related to graduate coursework or degree requirements. Registration is limited.
Dissertation Boot Camp
Boot Camps provide a dedicated time and space for writing. Students come prepared to write every day (3-4 hours) for 1 or 2 weeks. Writing center staff provides the space, strategy-based support, and snacks. A workshop on the first day will help you learn how to develop reasonable writing goals by creating specific personal writing plan for the Boot Camp. Registration is limited to participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration requires a deposit, which will be returned in full unless a student fails to complete all requirements (including attendance).
Graduate students may also schedule conferences with Writing Center consultants. While we do not offer proofreading or editing services, our consultants will work with you to help you achieve your goals for your writing project. Graduate students, before using the online scheduling system, you will need to call 585-273-3577 or stop by Rush Rhees Library G-121 to have your contact information added to our database. Schedule an appointment.
Academic Integrity: Understanding How to Give and Receive Help when Writing Papers (published Fall 2012)
For more information about the Graduate Writing Project, please email: GradWriting@ur.rochester.edu events are updates on our Facebook Group