OGPD Writing Program

The Spring 2024 OGPD Writing Program application is now CLOSED. Check back for the Summer Program

The Writing Program is a free, 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: February 8, 2024 - April 18, 2024


  • Thursdays 8:30am - 10am (With optional extra 30-minutes till 10:30am for those wishing to continue writing)

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
  • 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, Meet Group, Write - February 8

Week 2: Your Writing Process/Starting to Write - February 15

Week 3: Strengths and Weaknesses - February 22

Week 4: Writing Anxiety and Writer's Block - February 29

Week 5: NO MEETING (Spring Break. Focus on self-care and rest!) - March 14

Week 6: Editing - March 21

Week 7: Peer Feedback #1 - March 28

Week 8: Peer Feedback #2 - April 4

Week 9: Peer Feedback #3 - April 11

Week 10: Wrap-up - April 18

The Spring 2024 OGPD Writing Program application is CLOSED


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