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!