Writing Tuesdays: A Writing Camp

“Tuesdays have been my most productive days since the year began.” (3rd year PhD , Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics)

“It’s great! So nice to have regularity and a schedule.” (4th year PhD, Department of English)

“I love these, they are by far my most productive time of the week and I always come away feeling motivated to work even more.” (4th year PhD, Department of Geography & Planning)

“I love writing Tuesdays. Every time I have attended, I have gotten a lot done.” (6th year PhD, Department of Chemistry)

Writing Tuesdays are a chance for graduate students to schedule and structure their writing on a regular basis, and to get some of the advantages of working in a (virtual) social setting. The writing camp is designed for doctoral and master’s students actively working on writing their thesis, dissertation or article–or any other major writing task.

The camp, which began in January 2021, will continuously at least until July 2022. The schedule is below.

To join, please complete this form (UTORid required) or contact me directly at daniel[ dot]newman[at ]utoronto[ dot]ca.


9:45—Check in (join meeting)

9:50—Goal setting for the day. Everyone is expected to post their goals in the chat; these won’t be read or discussed, but the act of posting them helps with accountability (it’s also a good way for me to keep track of who is attending). I encourage aiming for goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound (S.M.A.R.T.).

9:55—Writing Window # 1


11:10—Writing Window # 2

12:30—Lunch break

1:25—Check in

1:30—Writing Window # 3


2:20—Writing Window # 4

3:00—End of day (sign off meeting)