CEHD Writer's Retreat
The CEHD Writer’s Retreat is a daylong event organized to provide group accountability among peers who are determined to accomplish their academic writing goals.
The retreat is open to CEHD graduate students only. Students are required to register in advance to attend. The retreat is typically hosted on a Saturday on the Fairfax campus. Attendees are encouraged to bring their computers or notepads, books or other source materials, earbuds and music playlists, and an attitude to be productive. Lunch is not provided; however, snacks are available throughout the day.
The CEHD Writer’s Retreat is coordinated by the CEHD Office of Student and Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Brandon Quiles, Student Engagement Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2017 CEHD Writer’s Retreat
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Gateway Library, Johnson Center
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Online registration for the Writers Retreat begins on Monday, October 2, 2017.
Students who confirm their participation must commit to the following expectations:
- Limited cell phone usage
- Turn off social media and other distractions
- Contribute to a positive and supportive community among fellow students
- Be timely and commit to the whole time period
Warm-Up Activities and Writing Workshops
Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in warm-up activities, in which they will establish their writing goals, engage in free-writing activities, and discuss their barriers to being highly productive academic writers. The writing workshop is typically geared towards helping students conquer the writing process and learning strategies for becoming a productive academic writer.
Writing consultants are typically on hand at the CEHD Writer’s Retreat. The consultants are available to assist attendees with questions they may have about their writing projects. Attendees are able to sign up for two 15 minute one-on-one sessions on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sign-up is available during on-site registration.
Sample CEHD Writer’s Retreat Agenda
- 8:00 am - Light Breakfast and Registration
- 8:30 am - Writing Activity: Setting Goals
- 9:00 am - Workshop 1
- 10:00 am - Writing Block I
- Working Lunch. Snacks are available starting at noon.
- 12:30 pm - Workshop 2
- 1:30 pm - Writing Block II
- 4:15 pm - Revisit Goals