Graduate Student Summer Writing Kick-off
Make time for writing: May 14, 2020
Grad Student Summer Writing Kick-off - May 14, 2020
Join Academic Skills in a virtual kick-off for the summer writing season. We'll guide you through goal setting, discuss motivation, and work together to create writing goals.
Thursday, May 14, 2020, 10am to 12pm
Presented by Academic Skills and Traill College
This virtual workshop will cover goal setting, motivation, and writing plans. Share your ideas and make your plan for summer writing. Bring your own breakfast!
Writing is a priority for graduate students, but finding productive writing time is often a challenge. The Spring Write-In is a chance to step away from everyday routines and focus exclusively on writing for three days.
Academic Skills, in partnership with Traill College and The School of Graduate Studies, challenges you to commit to writing at the Spring Write-In. Whether you are writing papers for course work, working on your proposal, or completing your thesis, the Spring Write-In will help you set and meet daily writing goals in a supportive space alongside peers who share similar goals.
2020 Write-In postponed.
Each day will begin with a brief workshop on writing, followed by individual goal setting. Students can settle into writing in various locations in Scott House, with opportunities to meet with Academic Skills instructors to discuss writing and goal setting. Over the lunch breaks, we will offer activities to promote physical and mental wellness. By the end of this three-day writing program, participants will learn productive writing habits, establish momentum with writing, and see a clearer path to the final draft.
9:00 Three Keys to Coherent Writing
9:30 Your writing goals
9:45 Writing; Academic Skills 1-on-1
12:00 Lunch Break: Brown bag
12:45 Wellness Break: Spring walk in Jackson’s Park
1:30 Become a Better Editor: Style Issues
2:00 Writing; Academic Skills 1-on-1
4:00 End of Day
This is a free event for Trent graduate students. With thanks for the School of Graduate Studies, Coffee, tea, and snacks will be available through the day. On May 9, we will enjoy a pizza lunch generously sponsored by Traill College.