Graduate Studies : Intensive Community Writing Workshop

Graduate Studies : Intensive Community Writing Workshop

Intensive Community Writing (ICW)  


Completing graduate studies at Polytechnique Montréal?

The Library, in collaboration with Polytechnique Graduate Student Association (AÉCSP), invites you to an Intensive Community Writing session held especially for you. This session will allow you to optimize your written communication practices while working on your research project in a motivating atmosphere that allows you to bond with other graduate students.

The workshop will begin with a brief presentation on the Pomodoro Technique and SMART Goals. We will then carry on with 4 x 50 minutes writing sessions intersected by 10-minute breaks (structure developed by the non-profit organization Thèsez-vous). Librarians will be there to conduct the workshop and assist you. Bilingual workshop (French and English)

Workshop schedule

8:30 – 8:40: Setting up

8:40 – 9:00: Introduction to the Pomodoro Technique and SMART Goals. *If you already received this information, you may arrive at 9:00.

9:00 – 9:10: Short break and time to write down your SMART Goals

9:10 – 1:00: 4 x 50 minutes writing sessions, intersected by 10-minute breaks. Coffee, tea and pastries offered by Polytechnique Graduate Student Association (AÉCSP) during breaks.

Important Guidelines

  • Registration is mandatory. 15 spots available. Register through the Library’s Activity Calendar
  • It is possible to join the group only for the writing sessions. In that case, arrive at 9:00. No admissions once the writing session begins.
  • Come prepared: identify in advance what you wish to focus on for this workshop.
  • Bring your own laptop or borrow one at the Library’s Service Desk.
  • This workshop is offered to Polytechnique Montréal’s graduate studies community only.


Thursday April 4, 2024
From 8:30 to 13:00


514-340-4666, appuyez sur le 3


Polytechnique Montréal - Lassonde Buildings
2700, chemin de la Tour
Montreal, Québec