Interest Form: FA21 Grad Writing Retreat | Finals Week

  • For five consecutive days, starting Monday, December 6 and concluding on Friday, December 10, writers will "virtually" gather from 9:00am-1:00pm for short workshops focused on sustainable writing practices, concentrated writing time, and the company and solidarity of other graduate writers. Groups will meet and spend time writing together in a virtual Zoom meeting space. A facilitator will lead a 1-hour workshop at the beginning of each session. These workshops introduce strategies and mindsets for building long-term, positive, and sustainable writing practices. During these sessions, grad students will share ideas and experiences, and provide support for each others' writing processes. Around 2.5 hours of each session will be dedicated to focused writing time. This amount of time allows you to make steady progress, without becoming too tired from "binge writing."

    Retreats are designed for graduate students working on long-term and/or complex writing projects. The retreat will not be helpful for working on short-term, simple, and/or low-stakes projects. To that end, submitting this form does not guarantee a spot in the retreat. Our facilitators will review your information to ensure you have an appropriate project that would benefit from the material covered during the retreat. Upon review, they will contact you with either a confirmation of attendance, or suggestions for alternate Writing Hub service that would better suit your needs.

    We trust your judgment about your time and participation when you make the commitment to register for the retreat. We expect that you will respect other' time and the community that forms in each retreat, and make it a priority in your schedule - we expect retreat participants to be on time and present for 90% of the session time.

    The Writing Hub’s policy allows grad students to attend a total of three writing retreats per academic year (we consider next summer part of this academic year). While you are welcome to join two retreats back-to-back, it would be most beneficial to space them out throughout the academic year. All retreats will cover the same content and we will still expect full attendance every day.

    Questions can be directed to writinghub@ucsd.edu.
    Note: Retreats are designed for graduate students working on long-term and/or complex writing projects. The Retreat will not be helpful for working on short-term, simple, and/or low-stakes projects.
    Please note: The Writing Hub’s policy allows grad students to attend a total of three writing retreats per academic year (we consider next summer part of this academic year). While you are welcome to join more than one retreat per quarter, it would be most beneficial to space out retreats. All retreats will cover the same content and we expect full attendance every day.
  • The following questions will help us get to know your approach to and experience with the writing process. These questions also help us with ongoing evaluation/assessment of the retreat program. Your answers are confidential.

    How often do the following statements apply to your academic writing?
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