Graduate Write-in Studio
This Write-In hosted by the Brandeis University Writing Center offers graduate students a structured space to sit down and simply write their disserations, theses, or articles and develop good writing habits. The meeting time is bright and early on Monday mornings to enable writers to start the week off right and help prevent procrastination and guilt.
By signing up, writers pledge to show up consistently and on time, stay for as much of the session as possible, focus solely on their dissertations, theses, and/or articles, and to spend as much time as they can actively writing (performing research or reading for your project is fine, but make it a goal to write during the session). Writers also pledge to support others’ writing by limiting distractions and keeping conversation to a minimum, while also fostering a welcoming and supportive environment.
A Writing Center staff member will be present throughout the session to facilitate initial goal-setting, mid-session check-ins, final reporting, and to answer all writing-related questions. The initial goal Goal Setting Session is scheduled at 8:30am, but we ask that you arrive and settle in prior to that time.
NEW for Spring 2020: A research librarian will also be stopping by mid-morning to be available to answer research- and citation-related questions!
Coffee and tea will be provided, but participants should feel free to bring breakfast or snacks along, keeping in mind that messy, loud, or smelly foods can be distracting to fellow writers, and that everyone is expected to clean up after themselves.