Turbocharge Your Writing

Start Date Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 09:30 am
End Date Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 12:30 pm
Description

Presented by Dr Maria Gardiner from Thinkwell

Would you like to know the secret to high output, high quality, scholarly writing? In academia, because writing is such a big part of what you do, it is often assumed that it comes naturally. However, for most academics, it can be a hit and miss activity, with some days (weeks or even months!) being hard to get started. And when you do get started you might sit there for hours and not produce many words. Finally, when the words are on the page, you may wonder why you bothered since what you have written isn't very good.

This workshop draws on the overwhelming body of research (and experience with thousands of writers). This research shows that there are very clear and practical evidence-based strategies that can greatly increase your writing quality and quantity. Key aspects of this workshop have featured in the journal Nature.

This workshop will help you to understand:

  • why it can be hard to get started
  • how we deliberately use distractions to slow down writing
  • the principles of quick starting
  • why snack writing is generally more productive than binge writing
  • how to deal with the internal committee that slows down writing
  • how to set achievable goals by writing in a silo
  • how to greatly double (or more) the number of actual words you produce
  • how to clarify your thinking and improve the quality of your work

Who is it for: Researchers and research students.

Off campus students: The workshop will be recorded and available from Blackboard.

To RSVP:

RHD Students: Please register via typeform 

Staff: Please register via HR online

Location HB15 (Hunter Building, near the café)
RSVP Tuesday. 24 June 2014