Writing Partner Program

Join Writing Partner Program for 2022-23!

To be matched with a Writing Partner or small group in the first and largest round, fill out this form by October 28, 2022. You will be added to the database of willing writing partners and contacted with a match, or matches, by November 5th, 2022. (Graduate students who submit the form after October 28, 2022, will be matched on a rolling basis, primarily at the start of each quarter. Check this page for updates.)  Also on November 5th, from 5:30-6:30 pm, GradPathways and UWP's Writing Across the Curriculum team will host a Writing Partners and Pizza social outside Walker Hall, after Dissertation Day (12:00 - 5:00 pm).

What is the Writing Partner Program?

The Writing Partner Program supports mutually beneficial relationships among graduate students within and across disciplines, with the goal of helping each one become a more productive writer. Writing can be an isolating and daunting experience. Sometimes scheduling writing time with others can help motivate us and get us past writer's block. Sometimes we need someone to brainstorm with, or to look at our writing before we submit it to our advisors. Sometimes we want someone to check the organization of a literature review, or the results section or data visualizations of a research article. Sometimes we want to make sure our arguments or ideas are coming across clearly, or discuss different writing styles or genre conventions. When you get connected with a designated writing partner, or a small writing group, you will have someone to go to when you need writing support.

Upon request, a Graduate Writing Fellow can join you during early meetings with your Writing Partner(s) in order to facilitate plans and goals that work for you. Additionally, you will be notified about GradPathways Writing Workshops and themed Graduate Writing Retreats. The University Writing Program's Writing Across the Curriculum team wants to provide resources to help you reach your writing goals!

Please email us with any questions or comments at writingpartnerprogram@ucdavis.edu.