ACE is excited to launch ACE Writes: Writing Support Groups for our Advising Community!
Are you thinking of working on a writing project, such as a statement of advising philosophy, a reflective blog, a book review, a conference proposal, an application to a graduate program, or an academic article? Are you having a hard time just getting started? We are aware that there are many obstacles to writing, and time is one of them. We hope that cultivating writing group support will connect you to other writers on campus, and motivate you to write on! Writing support groups also enable you to give and receive valuable feedback, to maintain accountability, and to grow as writers and scholar-practitioners within a community of advisors.
We intend to organize groups according to your writing projects and your needs within the writing process. The ACE Writes sub-committee plans to dedicate time for participants to come together and write in a productive and quiet space with your writing community, to meet with writing groups on a quarterly basis, and to offer support to each’s groups facilitators.
Groups will be autonomous and can plan subsequent meetings based on each group’s needs. Groups will be divided into three categories:
- Project Creation
Meet with a writing group to discuss ideas about potential writing projects or research studies.
- Project Development
Meet with a writing group to share an idea or ideas that you think would make a great writing project or research study and move it forward effectively.
- Project Drafting and Revision
Meet with a writing group if you have an initial draft of a writing project, thesis, journal article, or research study, and need feedback, or if you want critical feedback on what you have written and developed.