Writing circles for graduate researchers
A writing circle is a group that supports graduate researchers who want to develop and enhance their research writing skills.
How does it work?
Each writing circle consists of approximately 5-8 graduate researchers who meet regularly, read each other's writing pieces and give feedback. Each writing circle has a facilitator, either a student-participant or an interested staff member, who is responsible for the coordination of activities and group facilitation during meetings.
La Trobe staff will help the group to set up a writing circle and facilitate the first meeting. Writing circles will run with a minimum of five participants.
Why should I join?
Evidence suggests that writing groups provide a valuable learning space for research graduates. The benefits of participating in a writing circle include:
- developing research writing and communication skills
- getting feedback on drafts
- sharing writing strategies and resources
- developing reflection and editing skills
- meeting other research students with similar interests and building a support network.