Participate in the Graduate Writing Lab Focus Groups and Needs Assessment this March

Feb. 26, 2024

Tell us your needs! Our purpose in the Graduate Writing Lab is to empower you as a scholar and writer. We are holding a series of focus groups this March so that we can fulfill this purpose more effectively.

We are looking for participants in the following focus groups:

  • International students
  • Graduate students in the first three years of their degree—master’s and doctoral students welcome!
  • Prior Graduate Writing Group participants
  • Graduate Coordinators

At our focus group meeting, we will provide you with free, delicious food and beverages! Focus groups will be held the week of March 11th – 15th. When you sign up, please indicate your availability as well as any dietary restrictions you may have. Sign up here!

Can’t make a focus group? We still want to hear from you! Fill out this anonymous, two question survey. All feedback will be incorporated into our program planning process.

Thank you so much! If you have any questions, please email Sara Townsend ( and/or Shelley Hawthorne Smith (

Dr. Shelley Hawthorne Smith