Write-on-Site: Writing Accountability Groups

Colleagues:


Do you want to write?


Chances are high that your research and writing habits have dramatically changed this year. Maybe you lost access to important on-site resources; maybe your home isn’t particularly conducive to quiet contemplation; maybe you are really missing the kinds of informal conversations with colleagues that help jumpstart a new idea or give you the energy to push through a writing block.For many of us, the global pandemic has forced to find entirely new writing routines.


The P3 is retooling our longstanding Write-on-Site offerings to better meet the needs of our present moment. We want to help RU-N faculty and graduate students find existing or form new writing accountability groups. Those groups can then elect to attend Write-on-Site virtual events together or otherwise coordinate to support each other's writing efforts.


The following writing accountability groups ALREADY EXIST at RU-N and are open to new members (contact the listed organizers if interested):


Daily weekday writing - 8:30 a.m.– 9 a.m. (30 min. virtual group; text/email messaging)

  • Members are asked to share their goals and progress; no feedback expected.

Contact: Patricia Akhimie, patricia.akhimie@rutgers.edu


Mondays, 5 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. (30 min. virtual group; text/email messaging)

  • Members are asked to share what work they’ve completed (their progress) and goals (e.g. finish draft by mm/dd/yy to meet submission deadline) for the current writing session. No feedback expected.

Contact: Vaishali Singhal, singhava@shp.rutgers.edu


Thursday, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (2.5 hrs. virtual group; video meeting)

  • This group meets weekly via Skype (https://web.skype.com/). Members share writing challenges and establish goals. After long writing block, members briefly share whether they accomplished their stated goals and discuss what techniques worked and which did not. Suitable for those seeking a single day of intensive writing progress.

Contact: Alex Seggerman, alex.seggerman@rutgers.edu


If these times do not work for your schedule, or if your preferred group fills up, don’t despair -- The P3 can help! Faculty interested in participating in a NEW writing accountability group should email p3collaboratory@rutgers.edu with the subject line “Small Group Write-on-Site” and include their name and department. We are striving to help faculty writers connect and, together, to build or rebuild a collective writing community.


Please let us know if you are interested in participating in this new extension of Write-on-Site!


Best,


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