2021 Studio Scholars Summer Session

The Studio Scholars program is a community of shared inspiration and purpose, where scholars are supported and mentored by academic writing professionals and peers. Our 2021 Summer Session runs from Sunday, June 6 to Saturday, August 28. Between those dates, you can sign up for 6, 8, 10, or 12 weeks, and choose which weeks. They can be consecutive or not, which is one of our favorite things about the program: pay for the weeks you can get to work and then take breaks without that nagging feeling that you should be doing something because you paid for it. 

(If you’re interested in the full-year 2021-2022 program, you can find more info about it at acadwr.it/join and the application at acadwr.it/apply.)

Here’s more detail about how it works:

  • You fill out the application form. Or, if you’re not sure whether joining is the right choice for you, contact us or fill out our info form and get a consultation first.
  • On the application form, you’ll indicate
    • the number of weeks you’d like to enroll in:
      • 6 weeks – $600
      • 8 weeks – $760 (5% off the weekly rate)
      • 10 weeks – $900 (10% off the weekly rate)
    • which weeks you’d like to participate. (Don’t worry; you can change your choices.)

At the start of your first week, we set you up on our Slack Academic Writers Studio workspace. This gives you access to an online group of scholars with similar projects, deadlines, and challenges.

The Slack workspace also gets you access to writing and coaching pros. We’re available in several ways:

    • You’re guaranteed a nice long preliminary session, in which we review your goals and make a plan, plus at least 30 minutes of 1:1 time per week of membership (e.g., if you join for 10 weeks you get at least 5 hours of 1:1 time). You can use that dedicated time for editing, coaching, or whatever you’d like.
    • We’re also available during daily or near-daily office hours on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • If you need to secure more dedicated 1:1 time—for example, if you know you’ll also want a chapter reviewed during the last week of July—you get dibs on our editing time and a discounted Studio Scholar hourly rate.
    • We’re also always only a Slack message away.
    • You get truly customized support. For example, we can agree to check in with you every day, or if we haven’t heard from you in a few days; or we can create customized micro-assignments to increase accountability and keep your project from fizzling out if you can’t get to it for a couple of weeks. The hardest part for many people is coming up with ideas, because most people haven’t had the experience of just asking for support like this and getting it.

This setup is basically a shorter-term version of our year-long program. The differences—other than it being shorter-term, which is a huge difference in obvious and non-obvious ways—are that

    • you won’t have access to as many different channels/writing groups in the Slack workspace (this is an issue of infrastructure and maintaining the integrity of our existing group) and 
    • we compensate for that by giving you extra 1:1 time.

In order to provide this level of customized support, we have to keep our group relatively small. We are expecting to bring on perhaps 5–10 Summer Scholars, and we will not accept more than 20. This is a program for feeling like there are people who really have your back and will help you with Plans A, B, and however many more you might need.

Want more info? We’ve got lots.

We’re happy to answer questions and love to talk about the Studio Scholars program and how it can meet your needs.

Email us, fill out our info form and request a consultation, or click the “Get in touch” bubble below.

Check out our blog to get a better sense of who we are. Some we think do a good job of that: Let’s talk about facing That One Thing, Wrangling your best energy, and Soft re-entry.

Ready to join?

Head straight to the application form! We’re thrilled to work with you.