WTS Dissertation Groups (fall 2014 semester)

This program aims to help writers maintain regular progress on their dissertations during the academic year, as well as to introduce students to resources available to them in the library and on the web.

Groups will include approximately eight participants each and will meet once a week. Each three-hour meeting will consist of about an hour of group discussion facilitated by a WTS graduate tutor on topics which may include writing and motivational strategies. Discussion will be followed by 5-10 minutes in which group members share their progress since the last meeting and set goals for the following two hours of the session.

The remaining two hours will be devoted to structured writing time. While this time will be focused on individual work, the WTS facilitator and other members of the writing group will be nearby to answer any questions and offer support.

Participants will

Dissertation Group Facilitators will

More information can be found here (it will download as a Word document).

If you would like to participate in a Fall 2014 group, download the application form (it will download as a Word document), fill it out, and email it to Laura Clapper (cwphrly@indiana.edu) by August 11, 2014.

WTS Services for Dissertation Writers

Summer Dissertation Write In

The Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) Write In is an intensive, multi-day program for graduate students interested in devoting significant time to their dissertation during a two-week period. The Write In offers a chance to write alongside other dissertators; the community is not a peer review group aimed at providing feedback. Rather, the goal of this program is to jump-start productive habits that writers can continue for the remainder of the summer.


We ask that all participants

Program Expectations

Participants will

Dissertation Group Facilitators will


Watch this space for a call for applications in Spring 2015.