Communities of Practice

Academic Writing Groups

Decorative: The words "Writing Groups" in cursive with a hand seemingly writing the words


“Don’t Go It Alone” (online article) emphasizes the need for academic writing groups for encouragement, accountability, and shared productivity strategies: “We need help getting our writing done – not just planned and agonized over.”

The article offers practical suggestions about where and when to meet and how to manage distractions. As well, it lays out (and expands on) eight guidelines used successfully with separate writing groups of tenured professors, tenure-track professors, and mixed groups of tenured and untenured writers: