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Writing Accountability Groups

Want some help staying on top of your writing projects this spring? Consider joining a Writing Accountability Group (WAG). These groups can help you improve time management skills, practice goal setting, and get into a regular writing routine. See summary for more information.

  • How do they work? A WAG is a small group of four to six writers who meet every week to write and keep each other accountable on their writing goals. Each group will meet via Zoom for about 90 minutes each week.
  • Format: Opening 10-15 minutes (group): Share progress since last session. Set goals for the next hour of writing. 60-70 minutes: Write quietly toward your goal. Final 10-15 minutes (group): Report on your progress and share your writing objectives for the following week.
  • Who can sign-up? These groups are targeted toward CFAES graduate students, but CFAES faculty, staff, postdocs, and visiting scholars are also welcome to join.
  • When will the groups meet? Groups will meet once a week between February 15 and April 19. If you sign up, please commit to attending at least 7 of the 10 sessions.
  • Register online.
  • Accommodations: Zoom captioning will be provided each meeting. If you require an additional accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, contact Gwen Short (, 330-263-3773). Requests made 10 days prior to the event will generally allow us time to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.
  • Want help starting your own group? Email Laura Miller (, library associate at the CFAES Wooster Campus Research Library, to set up a consultation.