Undergraduate Groups

Join a Writing Group

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Questions? Problems? Suggestions? Email the Writing Group Coordinator, Liz Tinelli (liz.tinelli@rochester.edu)


What's a writing group?

Writing groups are small groups of writers who meet once a week in order to write. Typically, two to seven students meet for two hours. Each person shares their writing goal, writes, and then shares their progress. A Writing Fellow leads the session and provides support.

What can I work on?

Students working on any kind of academic, professional, or creative writing can join a group.

  • Papers/writing assignments for class
  • Application/scholarship materials
  • Creative projects

Writing groups are not the time for studying, but they can be used for active research and reading, including taking notes and summarizing sources.

Why join an undergraduate writing group?

A writing group can help you:

  • Manage procrastination
  • Make your writing time more productive
  • Enjoy writing (misery loves company!)
  • Improve your writing and writing habits
  • Have fun at the end-of-semester pizza party!
Who can join?

Any current undergraduate student affiliated with the University of Rochester.

When do writing groups meet?

Groups are organized by when the writing sessions are held (for example, Tuesdays at 6 p.m.). Once you join a group, you are expected to meet with your group at the same time each week for the semester. (New groups form each semester.)