In collaboration with the Rackham Graduate School, the Sweetland Center for Writing coordinates several student-led writing groups for graduate students writing their dissertations. These interdisciplinary writing groups provide structured support in a facilitated peer-based setting to aid dissertators working through long-term projects. Dissertation Writing Groups typically consist of four members including a group leader. Participants must be in the writing phase of their dissertations and available to meet eight times per semester to workshop group members’ writing on a rotating basis. Each group will determine meeting schedules and expectations.
Those interested in becoming group leaders must provide additional information with their applications. Group leaders attend a facilitator training workshop and mentor meetings through the term.
Read more about Dissertation Writing Groups from former participant Sarah Swofford.
Applications must be emailed to Laura Schuyler at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 4, 2015. Groups will be contacted the week of September 21st.