Writing Accountability Group starts Friday! 4pm W2300

Dear PHCFers,

For those of you writing journal articles, master's essays, dissertations, or anything else, the Public Health Christian Fellowship is starting our own Writing Accountability Group (WAG). We will meet Fridays 4-5pm in Room W2300. It will be a great way to end the week on a productive note and then be able to head out to enjoy the weekend. Bring your work/laptop and join us!

This first meeting, we will introduce ourselves and share what our goals are through December. Then we will have 30 minutes of individual writing time. When we come back together, we will share our progress and goals for the upcoming week. We will end with prayer.

Questions? Contact Liz at lizc2008@gmail.com

Happy mid-week,
Teresa, for PHCF

P.S. Where is room W2300? It is a small classroom in the doored hallway by the 2nd floor copy machine/atrium/courtyard.

P.P.S. For those of you unfamiliar with Writing Accountability Groups, a brief description is below with link to more information. The PHCF WAG would be a bit different because we would begin with a time to pray. Students, researchers, faculty, and anyone affiliated with Hopkins are welcome!

Writing Accountability Groups: an overview (more info here)
  • What are they? WAGs are peer-facilitated, weekly writing groups designed to get you writing regularly.
  • What do you do in a WAG? ​​You meet with your fellow WAG members (4-8 members per group) for one hour a week over a 10-week period. During the weekly WAG session, you will be engaged in some form of a writing activity for 30 minutes and the remaining 30 minutes are spent goal-setting and reporting on progress. 
  • Why do WAGs exist? WAGs exist to help people establish good writing habits (and learn time management and organization skills). The focus is on the writing process, not writing outcomes; there is no content review of writing.WAGs are also good opportunities to build professional and personal relationships. 
  • Do WAGs work?​​ Yes, we have pre-post assessment data showing that WAGgers report increased writing frequency (writing daily or almost daily vs. monthly or rarely) and reduced writing session duration (participants report writing for shorter periods of time [desired outcome]). WAGgers also report better time management and organization skills.

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