Writing Wednesdays

Presented by the NCFR Students and New Professionals Group (SNP)
May 20, 2020 11:00am - August 5, 2020 1:00pm
Free, open to all

Have a manuscript, curriculum, or dissertation you need to work on? Come join our writing sessions!

  • Utilize peer accountability to complete your projects
  • Build a sense of community with fellow SNP
  • Use SMART Goals framework to improve your productivity
  • Swap manuscripts and get peer suggestions on your work

Wednesdays, May 20 - Aug. 5
11 a.m. –1 p.m. CT

Register at: bit.ly/WritingWed

NCFR is here for you!

Does COVID-19 have you burned-out or bored? Need an extra boost to accomplish your goals? Let’s do it together!

This program will utilize peer accountability to help provide that extra push to get your projects completed. Why does peer accountability work? Well, if everyone else is writing, you don’t want to be the one that is playing with their dog. We encourage you to put this on your calendar and treat this as a work meeting.

Writing Wednesdays will utilize the SMART Goals framework to help you accomplish your goals by the end of the semester. For more information go to: bit.ly/UCOP-SMART-Goals

Although this effort is especially to support Students and New Professionals (SNP), any NCFR member is welcome.

How it Works:

Once you log on, you will be asked to turn your video camera on. This way we can hold each other accountable to not get distracted.

At the end of each week we will share our progress and our goals to accomplish before next week.

Those of you who want to take Writing Wednesdays to the next level can share your manuscript with a peer group. Groups will work together and collaborate on their projects. Each author will work on their manuscript throughout the summer.

On Wednesday, July 22 we will share manuscripts. Each group member has two weeks to review their work before the end of the summer. Groups will then share their review the week of August 5 with the author. If you are interested, come to the Writing Wednesdays or watch for a sign-up link.

Schedule (All times are CT)

11–11:05 a.m. Welcome and catch up
11:05–11:50 a.m. Write! No distractions
11:50 a.m.–Noon Stretch and coffee break
Noon–12:50 p.m. Write! Still no distractions
12:50–1 p.m. Wrap up and share your goals for the next week


Register for Writing Wednesdays


Questions? Contact our organizers:

Jordan A. Arellanes, Ph.D.
SNP Representative
[email protected]

Jen Doty, Ph.D.
Incoming SNP Representative
[email protected]