Research Request for Graduate Student Writers’ Daily Writing Experiences

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Dear graduate student writer,

You are invited to participate in a research study seeking to better understand graduate student writers’ daily writing-related emotional experiences and writing behaviors over time. You are being invited to participate because you are currently a graduate student in a writing-intensive discipline. Participation in the study is completely optional and will entail answering a few demographic questions as well as responding to a brief survey regarding writing experiences each day over the course of 4 weeks, ranging from March 7th to April 3rd. The initial demographic questions should take less than 5 minutes to complete, and each daily survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

People who complete at least 50% of the daily surveys in the study will be entered into a modified raffle. Participants will earn 1 point per each daily survey completed, and all participants who complete at least 50% of the daily surveys will be entered into a raffle with their number of entries corresponding to the number of points earned. Eight winners will be selected from this raffle, and each winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. Participants will also be provided with individualized reports of their data in preliminary form at multiple occasions during the study and in a finalized form after the completion of the study.

If you are willing to participate, please view the attached information sheet and then click the link below, which will take you to an online demographic questionnaire. Please only complete the demographics questionnaire if you are interested in responding to the daily surveys. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me via email at

Link to demographics survey

Thank you for your consideration!

Eric Ekholm, M.T.
Graduate Research Assistant
PhD Candidate, Educational Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University
(703) 434-9689