The Writing Center offers Thesis Writing Groups for students working on their senior honors theses. These groups complement the work they are undertaking in their own departments. Facilitated by a senior lecturer in the Expository Writing Program, writing groups meet in the late fall and spring, becoming especially valuable as the year progresses and thesis writers move further into their independent work. Ultimately, these groups become collaborative spaces where thesis writers can develop their individual projects and build a supportive community of fellow undergraduate scholars engaged in similar work.
What to Expect
- Groups are limited to 4-6 students. Groups are generally arranged by department. Interested students without departmental groups should contact the Writing Center (see below).
- Most groups begin in the late fall, with 2-3 sessions, continuing with 2-4 sessions in the spring. Students who join a group commit to attending all sessions.
- Meetings are scheduled at a time convenient to all group members, usually lasting about 1.5 hours.
- Each session focuses on students’ work-in-progress, which is shared beforehand and discussed collaboratively during the session. The senior lecturer facilitating each session also distills shared principles at the end of each session, offering additional resources to the group as needed.
- The senior lecturer is also available for individual sessions in the Writing Center.
If you are a faculty member interested in learning about a writing group for your department, please contact Natasha Zaretsky, who can provide more information about the program and schedule a visit to your department or seminar in the fall.
If you are a student interested in joining a group, please contact Natasha Zaretsky to find out about available groups.