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Writing Groups

The Writing Center's writing groups consist of 4-8 people who meet regularly to share their work-in-progress and to give and receive feedback. Graduate students and faculty have high expectations for quality research and writing and a need for ongoing support throughout the writing process. Therefore, our Dissertation Writing Group and our Faculty Writing Group links participants with a community of writers and provides several complementary types of support, including

  • Feedback on writing
  • Encouragement to set and accomplish goals
  • Resources for resolving conflict and solving problems
  • Aid in overcoming "writer's block" and other writing challenges
  • Contacts for writing partners

What occurs in a writing group?

Writing Center staff help the group identify needs and organize agendas, as well as provide resources to the group and members as needed. Group members provide each other with interdisciplinary writing feedback and peer support for setting goals, solving problems, and working efficiently and effectively as writer-researchers.

Who should participate?

The writers groups are open to Temple doctoral students and faculty from any college or department. The only requirement is that graduate student participants must be working on their prospectus/proposal or dissertation.

How do I join?

Email Lorraine Savage at