Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

The Benefits of Structured Writing Groups

Many graduate students recognize that writing can be an isolating activity and that finding motivation can sometimes be difficult. To counteract these hurdles, the Graduate Writing Lab offers frequent Writing Retreats and Study Halls, allowing you to make significant progress on your dissertation or other writing projects while enjoying the camaraderie and support of your peers.

Writing Retreats are all-day writing sessions that offer you a productive, goal-oriented work environment. Long stretches of writing are broken up by lunch, physical exercise, and accountability check-ins.

Like Writing Retreats, Study Halls provide a quiet space to work, but are much shorter to accommodate busy schedules. Writing Retreats and Study Halls fill up fast, so keep an eye out for upcoming sessions!

Study Hall filled with students.