OGPD Writing Program

The Summer 2023 OGPD Writing Program application is OPEN

The Writing Program is a non-credit professional development activity, which aims to provide community and social support for graduate students during the writing stage of their programs. The program uses small, focused discussion groups over the course of a term to build, establish, and reinforce writing habits with peers pursuing similar goals.

Participants must be actively engaged in a writing project (thesis, dissertation, manuscript, qualifying exams, research papers, literature reviews, etc.) to join the program.

Note: the Writing Program will be held on Zoom.



Other resources on writing

Want to improve your academic writing skills? Check out our upcoming and recorded workshops and Communication competency page.

Want 1-on-1 help? You can get feedback on your writing through UF’s Writing Studio. For more details, visit their page and make an appointment in their TutorTrac app.

Any other Writing Program questions? Contact Caroline Reeg, Education/Training Specialist, Office of Graduate Professional Development at creeg@ufl.edu.

Dates: Week of June 12, 2023 - Week of August 1, 2023


  • Tuesdays 8:30am - 10am

Weekly Meeting Structure:

  • Weekly 90-minute meetings (60 minutes will be devoted to individual writing)
  • Discussion groups will be created based on initial application information
  • Groups will have 6-8 students
  • In these small groups, participants will:
    • Discuss the weekly topic, individual writing goals, and targets for future weeks
    • Write for an hour
  • Program will be hosted via Zoom


The Teams Page will host:

  • Writing group schedule
  • Discussion leader schedule
  • Weekly discussion topics
  • Resource page

Students selected to participate in the OGPD Writing Program are expected to:

  • Develop a discussion plan that works for their entire group
  • Attend weekly meetings throughout the program
  • Explore resources in Teams
  • Complete group-designated tasks
  • Write for one hour each week while in their breakout rooms over Zoom
  • Act as discussion leader on specified weeks
  • Set weekly writing goals

Week 1: Program Introduction and SMART goals - September 6

Week 2: Location - September 13

Week 3: Time to write - September 20

Week 4: Roadblocks - September 27

Week 5: What's good? - October 4

Week 6: Parts of writing - October 11

Week 7: Revise and resubmit - October 18

Week 8: Wrap-up - October 25

The Summer 2023 OGPD Writing Program application is OPEN. Please apply using the link below.

To apply to the OGPD Writing Program, you must complete our program survey

All applicants will be contacted about their applications via their UF e-mail address by May 26, 2022.


Contact Caroline Reeg, Education/Training Specialist, Office of Graduate Professional Development at creeg@ufl.edu if you have any questions or concerns.