Graduate Student Write-In (October 14-17)

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Troy Moore Library - Room 2343

25 Park Place NE

Atlanta, GA 30303

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This event is open to Georgia State University graduate and honors thesis students.

The Write-In is a four-day workshop designed to give graduate students group accountability and an atmosphere for writing to aid in the completion of a thesis, dissertation, prospectus, or manuscript for publication. Lunch time discussions with speakers will focus, not on discipline-specific content, but on general issues of writing roadblocks, citation, time and stress management. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with a writing consultant for individualized assistance.

A $40 refundable deposit is required to secure your slot. Additional details provided below.

With the ultimate goal of help students to:

1. Making progress on research writing which is more focused and efficient

2. Protecting or ‘quarantining’ time for your research writing, away from distractions

3. Building a sense of community around writing

4. Increasing motivation and confidence in their ability to set a goal and achieve it.


What is the format for the event?

Each day will flow as depicted below. The lunchtime topics and presenters will vary each day.

Daily Agenda

8:45am – 9:00am Sign-In, Visit the Goal Wall – Record Daily Goal(s)

9:00am – 12:00pm Writing Time (3 hrs.)

11:50am PM ½ Day Group Arrives

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch & Learn Group Discussion with Guest Speakers

1:00pm – 1:30pm Debriefing Group 1 – Goals, Challenges, Questions, Plans for Next Day AM ½ day group only

1:00pm – 4:00pm Writing Time (3 hrs.)

4:00pm – 4:30pm Debriefing Group 2 – Goals, Challenges, Questions, Plans for Next Day Full & PM ½ Day Groups

I selected the AM or PM 1/2 day option but may have some additional time during the week. May I stay a full-day or a few extra hours on some days?

Of course you can! We encourage you to dedicate as much time as possible to writing. Be sure to inform the event organizer of the change in your plans.

When is my $40 refundable deposit due?

Monday, October 7th

Where do I send my $40 deposit?

Please do not send or drop off cash. We are unable to accept cash or electronic deposits. Checks should be made payable to: Georgia State University Foundation

Send via U.S. mail: Georgia State University - The Graduate School, Attn: Dori Neptune, P.O. Box 3999, Atlanta, GA 30303-3999. Or

Drop off in-person (Centennial Hall, 100 Auburn Ave, Suite 308)

*Call or send an e-mail to let us know when you plan to stop by(404) 413-2694 or

Is my deposit $40 refundable?

Yes. Your original deposit check will be returned to you at the end of the week upon completion of the entire commitment for the Write-In. Completion is comprised of attending a welcome and orientation session or webinar, showing up on time for all 4 days of the event, and staying for the duration of the option you select (full day, AM ½ day or PM ½ day). If a student fails to show or misses a day the check will be deposited and used to purchase supplies for future Write-Ins.

Will food be provided?

Yes. Each day a light breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. There will also be plenty of coffee and tea.

What should I bring to the event?

Students are asked to bring their laptop (optional), books, articles and any materials needed to achieve writing goals throughout the week.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For more information contact Dori Neptune: (404) 413-2694 or

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Troy Moore Library - Room 2343

25 Park Place NE

Atlanta, GA 30303

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