The Writing Center offers opportunities to join small writing groups that are facilitated by our consultants. These are collaborative, supportive spaces to try out new ideas, discuss challenges, and give and receive feedback on your writing projects.
By registering, you commit to attend every date of your group. Missing a session of your writing group will count as a missed writing center appointment; however, you are still eligible for two writing center visits a week plus your writing group.
Design Your Own Writing Group
Any group of 3 to 5 Columbia students can request our support in forming a writing group. Once you decide on group members and agree on times and days to meet, you can request a group here. The Writing Center will find a space and designate one of our writing consultants to facilitate the group.
Writing Groups for GSAS and SIPA Students
Are you writing a dissertation, master’s thesis, proposal, journal article, or other major project? Break out of the isolation of the writing process by joining 4 fellow graduate students once a week for five weeks to share drafts-in-progress while learning helpful techniques to improve your process. We will offer a second round of five-week communities later in the spring.
Reading Groups for University Writing Students
Do you want more time to discuss the texts you will be writing your essays about? How could you turn your confusion, excitement, or opinion about a text into an essay? The reading group provides supportive time to process class notes and findings. Learn to harness your reading time as you transition to writing drafts.
Using Creative Writing To Highlight Strengths: Writing Scenes for Personal Statements
Open to undergraduate and graduate students (and alumni, space permitting) who are anywhere in the process of writing an application essay. Are you writing a personal statement for a scholarship, artist funding, internship application, law school, or another purpose? Learn conventions of the personal statement, and develop strategies to convey accomplishments or personal strengths.
There are three options to attend the three-week program:
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