Online Writing Groups - Spring 2020

Graduate students may join any number of writing groups at any point while the writing groups are running.

Writing groups will run April 13 - June 5 unless otherwise noted.

Graduate Student Resource Center

In Spring 2020, the Graduate Writing Center changed its approach to writing groups in order to better support UCLA graduate and professional students during the COVID-19 public health crisis. All of the writing groups are being conducted via Zoom.

Writing-Together Groups (register for any number)

The "writing-together" group format lasts 90 or 120 minutes. At the beginning of the session, graduate students introduce themselves and say what writing project they are working on and what specific writing goal they would like to accomplish during the session. Participants then write quietly for the designated time period. At the end of the session, participants come back together and quickly report on what they did during the session. Upon the discretion of the facilitator, writing time may be further divided into 25-minute sessions (pomodoro technique) or another break structure. 

Sign up for "writing-together" groups below by registering at the Handshake link. When you register, you will be emailed Zoom and other information for the writing group:

Mondays:

9-11 AM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/481845

2-3:30 PM. This group will have an optional break mid-way through the writing period. Register on Handshake: http://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/484293

4-5:30 PM. This group will have an optional break mid-way through the writing period. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/481864

Tuesdays:

9-11 AM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/481893

3-4:30. This group will use the pomodoro technique. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/481908

Wednesdays:

9-11 AM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/481915

2-3:30 PM. This group will have an optional break mid-way through the writing period. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/481921

4-5:30 PM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/481928

Thursdays:

9-11 AM. This group will have an optional break mid-way through the writing period. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/481936

3-4:30 PM. This group will use the pomodoro technique. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/481940

4:30-6 PM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/481946

Fridays:

12:30-2:30 PM. This group will utilize goal setting/ goal review and the pomodoro technique. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/481950

Please email gwcprograms@gsa.asucla.ucla.edu if you have any questions.

Virtual-café Writing Groups (register for any number) 

Virtual-café writing groups have very brief instructions and introductions at the beginning and quiet writing time throughout. They last between one and two hours. Writing consultants will be available for short drop-in consultation during virtual-café writing group times. 

Sign up for "virtual-café" writing groups below by registering at the Handshake link. When you register, you will be emailed Zoom and other information for the writing group:

Tuesdays:

2-3 PM. A virtual space where first-gen graduate students can work together. (A first gen student is someone who has no parents/ guardians that have completed a four-year degree from a U.S. college/ university.  Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events492873

3:30-5 PM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events484295

5:30-6:30 PM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/482039

Wednesdays:

3:30-5PM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/484296

Thursdays:

10:30 AM-12 PM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/482042

Writing groups will run April 13 - June 5 unless otherwise noted. 

Please email gwc@gsa.asucla.ucla.edu if you have any questions.