GRADUATE WRITING GROUPS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO WRITING PRODUCTIVITY

Grant Eckstein, Katie Evans, Daniel Moglen, Whitney Whitener

DOI Number
10.22190/JTESAP1701001E
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1
Last page
11

Abstract


Graduate students often delay writing tasks and binge write because of the complex nature of their projects. This can lead to poor work, frustration, and feelings of writing anxiety and isolation. We therefore suggest that writing centers facilitate an interdisciplinary, peer-exchange writing model called graduate writing groups. Such groups consist of four graduate students who commit to write daily and provide weekly feedback on each other's writing. By using a writing group, we increased our writing consistency, minutes of writing per week, and pages per quarter. We also increased our amount and quality of feedback to one another. We explain how graduate writing groups function, report on our writing gains, and show that writing groups can help graduate students and the writing center.


Keywords

graduate writing, peer exchange, writing groups, writing center

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