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Sunday Night Publication Support Circle


The Sunday Night Publication Support Circle is a support group for faculty, students (undergraduate and graduate), and alumni interested in writing for scholarly and professional publication and conference presentations. 


Participants meet once a month for a 2 hour session. There are 5 to 6 sessions a year. Each session includes a speaker who presents information and facilitates discussion on some specific research, writing, or publication issue. Prior to the writing group session the speaker will be asked to write a paper on the topic to share with the group. The topics of the writing groups are decided in consultation with the presenters.

Future topics:

  • Teaching peer reviewing skills to students
  • Relationship between the title and the purpose
  • Writing for an audience
  • Finding the author’s voice
  • Writing a book review
  • Time management
  • Dealing with reviewer’s feedback
  • Strategies for revising manuscripts
Ground Rules:

Each participant shows his/her commitment to the Writing Group series by agreeing to the following Ground Rules:

  1. Come to the meetings on time and stay till the end of the session
  2. Respond to the facilitator’s emails in a timely manner
  3. Participate in the Writing Group  series evaluation process/provide feedback to the facilitator

Accommodation Policy:

I will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations when warranted and requested. The facilitator and the participant will work with the Disability Services Office (or counselor) to determine effective and appropriate accommodations. It is the responsibility of any participant needing an accommodation to inform the institution and the facilitator of their disability, how it creates a learning impediment, and the type of accommodation needed.
Technological Expectations:

  • All communication with Group members is through the internet using electronic mail.
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