Wednesday Afternoon Undergraduate Writing Group @ the Writing Center

Meeting time: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Format: registered (same attendees each week), plus drop-ins welcome
Mode: in person
Location: Helen C. White Hall, Room 6162 (Writing Center Commons)
Facilitator: Helen Smith

In this undergraduate writing group, you will have the opportunity to work on academic writing projects of any type and at any stage with other fellow classmates. Each week we will meet in person, convening on the sixth floor of Helen C. White Hall, where we will foster a collegial, respectful, and welcoming environment. Each session is divided in three parts: an opening check-in, writing time, and closing thoughts. In the first part (15 min.), you will share your writing hopes for the session and write them down for yourself. In the second section (one hour), you will be working on your own academic writing projects, while the facilitator, Helen, will be available to chat about your work one-to-one. In the third part (15 min.), we will return to the opening conversation to reflect on the lessons we have learned not only regarding our individual writing practices (i.e., how we make arguments, organize a text, and arrange words in sentences), but also about the collective process of writing (i.e., how we form a diverse and inclusive community of writers).

To express interest in joining this writing group, please fill out this form:

Writing Group Interest Form

To receive priority consideration for a Fall 2023 writing group, please complete this interest form no later than Friday, September 15, at 11:59 p.m. CT. Forms received after this date will be considered for additional openings or for our waitlist.

We will notify you about your writing group assignment by Friday, September 22. Your facilitator will follow up with a welcome message that includes information about your group’s plan for meeting. In the meantime, if you have any questions about our writing groups, please email Jenny Conrad, Writing Groups Coordinator.