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Thesis Writing Groups: Three Months to Advance Your Thesis

Do you feel like there’s never enough time to make any progress on your thesis? Is your next chapter deadline looming? Want to find time to write and set attainable goals within a motivating and lively writing community that cares about your well-being?

Three Months to Advance Your Thesis (3MAYT), presented by Graphos and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, is here to offer you structure, space, and support as you write. 

What is it?

A 3-month program with an established schedule that’s set for the duration of your session.

When?

Group Fall 2024 runs from Monday, September 9 to Friday, November 29, 2024.

Here is the schedule:

Mondays:
9:00-9:55 OR 10:00-10:55OR 11:00 to 11:55: attend your small group meeting with your facilitator (required)
*11:00-11:55: possible in-person small group meeting on downtown campus, depending on interest and commitment to regular in-person attendance
13:00-15:30:attend a 3MAYT Online Write Together Session, OR
13:30-16:00: attend In-Person Graphos Meet & Write Mondays, in the Cyberthèque, McLennan Library basement (OR commit to writing for ~2.5 hours on your own)

Tuesdays:
9:30-12:00 : attend Graphos Rise & Write (OR commit to writing for ~2.5 hours on your own)

Wednesdays:
12:45-13:00: Guided mindfulness practice (optional)
13:00-15:30: attend a 3MAYT Online Write Together Session (OR commit to writing for ~2.5 hours on your own)

Thursdays:
9:30-10:50: attend Graphos 60 Minutes online (OR commit to writing for ~1 hour on your own)
13:30-16:00: attend Graphos 120 Minutes (OR commit to writing for ~2.5 hours on your own)

Fridays:
9:00-9:55 OR 10:00-10:55OR 11:00 to 11:55: attend your small group meeting with your facilitator (required)
Afternoon free to schedule and complete your writing week and enjoy the great feeling of having advanced your thesis this week!

Where?

Most activities (i.e. small group meetings and structured group writing sessions) will take place online. Work from wherever you are, accompanied by others. Know that you are expected to attend small group meetings and make space in your schedule for your writing.

But we will consider the option of one in-person group that will meet at the downtown campus on Mondays 11:00-11:55, depending on applicants' interest and commitment to regular in-person attendance.

** Monday October 14, no small group meetings or writing sessions.

Who?

You will be joining a group of thesis writers like yourself. Your group facilitator will guide you through the peaks and valleys of writing your thesis and your fellow participants will share in celebrating the little victories along the way. You will all be in it together to keep one another accountable and to support each other.

How do I participate?

-Apply: click on the link for the appropriate session in the table below - be sure to check the deadline to submit your application!

-Commit to a structured writing schedule including a small group meeting every Monday and Friday morning AND 2-4 group writing sessions/week.

Sessions:

Three Months to Advance Your Thesis groups will run for three months, once per academic term.

The following table lists the groups, start and end dates, application dates, application links

GROUP

DATES

APPLICATION PERIOD

APPLICATION LINK

Fall 2024 Sept. 9 to Nov. 29, 2024

July 2 - 31, 2024

Click here to apply

Winter 2025

Jan. to April, 2024

TBA in November

TBA

For any questions, please contact graphos.thesis [at] mcgill.ca

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