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?

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 Winter 2023 runs from Monday, January 9 to Friday, March 31, 2023.

Here is the schedule:

Mondays:
9:00-10:00 OR 10:00-11:00 OR 11:00 to 12:00: attend your small group meeting with your facilitator (required)
*11:00-12:00: 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 NEW! 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:
9:00-10:00 OR 10:00-11:00 OR 11:00 to 12:00: attend your small group meeting with your facilitator (required)
*11:00-12:00: possible in-person small group meeting on downtown campus, depending on interest and commitment to regular in-person attendance
Afternoon free to schedule and complete your writing 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 are considering the option of one in-person group that will meet at the downtown campus on Mondays 11:00-12:00, which will depend on applicants' interest and commitment to regular in-person attendance.

New addition! Graphos "60 minutes of writing" on Thursday mornings!

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 2 small group meetings 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

Winter 2023 January 9 to March 31, 2023 Nov. 3 to Dec. 2, 2022

https://forms.office.com/r/bPdEcbuiUP

Summer 2023

May to July 2023, exact dates TBA

TBA

TBA

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

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