Interdisciplinary Graduate Writing Groups

The MSU Writing Center will again be offering cross-disciplinary graduate writing groups spring semester 2018.

In a writing group, you will find that you deepen and advance your own writing experience. You have an immediate audience of peers for testing your ideas and writing, and you have access to others’ processes and revisions, which may inform your own. Cross-disciplinary writing groups offer the additional benefit of allowing you to hear how researchers outside of your field respond to your writing. Finally, writing groups offer accountability in the writing process by establishing deadlines that will help you move your writing forward.

A Writing Center facilitator will participate to help guide the discussion, but the sessions ultimately revolve around the needs of the group members.

If you are a current MSU graduate student who is interested and available to attend writing group meetings during the spring semester of 2018, please share your contact, preference and scheduling information via this Google form. We will contact you with more information, dates, and times.

We look forward to working with you!
Email address *
Name *
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Department/Program *
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Degree *
The following questions will help us understand your goals, work styles, and availability.
Why do you want to be in a Graduate Writing Group ? Please briefly describe your challenges and goals for the semester. *
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What stage are you at in your writing process? *
Check ALL times in spring 2018 when you would be available to meet
Morning (9am-12pm)
Midday (12pm-2pm)
Afternoon (2pm-5pm)
Evening (5pm-7pm)
Do you prefer to work alone (1) or work socially (7)? *
Work alone: I prefer to write and research autonomously and to meet only occasionally to check-in.
Work socially: I prefer to write and collaborate frequently. A social environment helps me work more productively.
When giving suggestions, are you blunt (1) or questioning (7)? *
Blunt: I tend to express myself directly (but others should not mistake my bluntness for anger)
Questioning: I am sensitive to others' and prefer to give suggestions indirectly or in the form of questions.
Is there anything else you would like us to know about scheduling or personal preferences that would help us place you in an appropriate Writing Group?
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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