What is a Peer Writing Group?
A group of graduate students and postdocs from similar fields who read one another's works-in-progress and provide feedback and support. PWGs are led by conveners and meet throughout the academic year.
What are the benefits?
- A safe space to practice sharpening arguments, structuring ideas, and advancing your research.
- Lessons in giving—and receiving—generous and productive criticism.
- The opportunity to learn about other members' projects.
- Bonus: A free set of external deadlines, proven to help move projects along!
Who can apply?
Any McGill Master's student, Doctoral student, or postdoctoral fellow. Apply here.
Group members must attend all group meetings, faithfully read colleagues' works-in-progress, and submit writing according to an agreed-upon schedule. Peer Writing Groups meet once or twice monthly (3-4 hours total per month) during the entire academic year (September-April). Participation is free, but continued membership is contingent upon regular attendance.