Write it. Write Here.

Need to get that paper out? Make progress on your thesis or dissertation? Prepare that fellowship app? Then join us for the June Jump Start, a series of structured writing sessions to help you make progress on your summer writing goals.


Each Tuesday & Thursday in June join us for goal setting and writing sessions face-to-face in an airconditioned room with power or online from your own location. There are 8 sessions (4 morning & 4 afternoon). How many you attend is up to you.

Location: Rice lowest level Room 011 or 032 (depending on date), note Rice tends to be very well air conditioned so you might want a light layer even if it is very warm outside.

Session Dates:

Tuesday, June 5, 1:30-3:30pm (2 hours) | Rice 011

Thursday, June 7, 10am-12pm (2 hours) | Rice 032

Tuesday, June 12, 12:30pm-3pm (2.5 hours) | Rice 011

Thursday, June 14, 10am-12pm (2 hours) | Rice 032

Tuesday, June 19, 1:30-3:30pm (2 hours) | Rice 032

Thursday, June 21, 9:30am-12 pm (2.5 hours) | Rice 032

Tuesday, June 26, 12:30-3pm (2.5 hours) | Rice 032

Thursday June 28, 9:30am-12pm (2.5 hours) | Rice 032

Register here

Register in Qualtrics

Participate in person, online or both. Follow along on Slack in the #JuneJumpStart channel (invite issued after registration).

  • Sample Schedules

    Sample schedules

    2 hour session (short stack)

    10 minute goal setting & Slack check in

    25 minutes writing

    5 minute break

    25 minutes writing

    5 minute break

    25 minutes writing

    10 minute goal & Slack check in

     

    2.5 hour session 

    10 minute goal setting & Slack check in

    25 minutes writing

    5 minute break (some sessions may skip this break for 50-55 minute writing blocks)

    25 minutes writing

    5-10 minute break

    25 minutes writing

    5 minute break (some sessions may skip this break for 50-55 minute writing blocks)

    25 minutes writing

    10-15 minute goal & Slack check in

  • What to bring

    Bring what you need to write. This probably includes

    • laptop
    • charger/extension cord
    • notes
    • author guidelines

    You might also want to bring

    headphones or ear plugs

    Keep in mind you will be in the company of others who expect a quiet space to write.

  • Guidelines & FAQs

    In general, the June Jump Start should provide a productive space for attendees. This means a balance of what you need and what your fellow writers need. Currently our June Jump Start is looking to create a fairly quiet atmosphere focused on productive writing. We work in short writing sprints with breaks to allow period of focus. During the writing sprints, attendees are asked to remain quiet, not talk, minimize noise, and focus on writing. Because we know there will be some noise with a group of people typing on keyboards, many attendees may find headphones or earplugs beneficial.

    Can I listen to music?

    Sure! Just use headphones and try to keep it at a level where you are the only one who can hear it.

     

  • Online Resources

    The Graduate Writing Lab has compiled a selection of online resources relevant to the writing and communication needs of UVA Engineering graduate students.

    View Online Resources
  • Get Involved

    The Graduate Writing Lab provides a number of opportunities for faculty, post docs, and graduate students to get involved. Those with research or grant writing experience might considering being on a panel or leading a workshop. Future opportunities may exist for assisting with research projects, text cleaning, text analysis, qualitative coding, resource development, consultant training and more. See our current opportunities including position announcements by following the link below.

    See Current Opportunities