Lead a Writing Session

Get writing done while adding a cv line


The Graduate Writing Lab invites UVA Engineering graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff to become WriteHere! facilitators (sign up here).

Sessions follow a pomodoro structure (25 minutes of writing, followed by a 5 minute break) with a goals check in at the beginning and a progress check at the end. Sessions are usually 2 hours long but can range from 1.5 to 3 hours in length depending on facilitator preference.

You can lead one or more sessions during a special event (week before classes in January, June Jump Start, etc.) or during the semester (Fall/Spring/Summer). You can volunteer to lead or colead weekly sessions throughout the semester.
We help reserve the rooms, advertise, guide the structure, prep the materials, and give you instructions. You

  • keep track of sign in and punch cards
  • run the goal setting check in
  • keep time during the session
  • announce start/stop onsite and on slack
  • get writing done along with everyone else
  • call for the end of session progress check in

Sessions are usually 2 hours (10 min check in, 25/5, 25/5, 25, 10 check in ~1hr 45 min), but there may be opportunities to run shorter 1.5 hour (10 min check in, 25/5, 25, 10 check in ~1hr 15 min) or longer 2.5 hour  (10 min check in, 25/5, 25/5, 25/5, 25, 10 check in ~2 hr 15 min) sessions depending on schedules.

Sign up

To sign up to become a session leader, complete this form.