Perhaps you plan to write intensely over Interterm, but staying motivated to write without the structure of a regular schedule can be challenging. You are invited to join fellow writers at the Writing Center’s Thesis Writers' Retreat, to commit to write together for a consistent, extended period of time. At the start of each week, the group will establish its rules for participation, and then writers will develop their goals and strategies for success for the week. Every day, writers will set (and discuss) individual goals at 9 a.m. and then review and discuss progress before the session ends at 1 p.m. In between is writing time; Writing Center staff will be available for consultation, and coffee and snacks will be plentiful.
Registration is open for week one (Jan 9-13) and week two (Jan 17-20). Sign up for one or both weeks on the interterm page.
Participants must agree to:
*attend, and be on time for, the first session of the week, where we will discuss the retreat model and establish the group's rules.
*commit to attend all or most days in the session
*observe the retreat rules, as set by the group at the opening session
*set and assess daily goals in a writer's log
If you are unable to meet the requirements of the retreat, you are welcome to attend the drop-in Thesis Space, which is a less-structured thesis writing environment.
All Amherst College students with large writing/academic projects are welcome, but priority will be given to those enrolled for a senior thesis.