SOE Writing Retreat

What is a writing retreat? It’s all about accountability! Open to any graduate-level School of Education student, the writing retreat gives you a reason to roll out of bed and cross things off your to-do list. You'll have about four hours of individual time during the writing retreat to work. You can work on anything you want during the writing retreat: homework, research, writing, editing, outlining, brainstorming, studying, etc. As a group, we virtually briefly meet 3 times during the writing retreat: 

  • at the beginning to share our individual goals or intentions for the session
  • halfway through for a progress check and lunch/snack break, and 
  • at the end to celebrate accomplishments, discuss strategies, and ask questions. 

We are a community to support one another in our goals!

The writing retreat directors, [[e|adukes,Allison Dukes]] & [[e|kngroenhout, Kaylie Groenhout]], are offering weekly writing retreats for any graduate-level SOE students during the 2021 summer sessions. Sessions are Saturdays* from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. via Zoom (linked here). Need to join late or leave early? Come and go as you need. 

Fall 2021 dates:
September 11, 2021
September 25, 2021
October 9, 2021
October 16, 2021
October 23, 2021
November 6, 2021
November 20, 2021
December 4, 2021
December 11, 2021
December 18, 2021

Sessions are not recorded and, while we like to connect “face-to-face,” you may choose to leave your camera off.  

Please note: The SOE writing retreats are NOT the same as the wonderful services (e.g., write-ins) offered by the W&M Graduate Writing Resources Center. While the SOE writing retreats can be helpful for bouncing ideas off one another during check-ins, it’s largely an independent working time. Please make an appointment with the Graduate Writing Resources Center for technical writing support or to answer any writing-specific questions you may have! Need both? Feel free to go to an appointment with them, and pop back into our retreat to share what you learned!