UNSA: Shut Up And Write

2 Mar 2021 at 10:00am


Stuck on that essay or journal article? Want to overcome your writer’s block, beat procrastination and make real progress? Then Shut Up & Write!

Shut Up & Write (SUAW) sessions are communal writing events, where students sit together and work on their respective writing projects while blocking out distractions. Writing in a group is like exercising in a group: it’s easier to stay motivated when there are other people around you doing it as well, and keeping you on task.

Each session is structured according to the Pomodoro technique – a series of 25-minute writing blocks divided by 5-minute breaks – to keep you fresh and focused. The breaks are a great opportunity to chat with other students, share tips and laugh about how long you’ve been putting off that bloody assignment.

And SUAW sessions don't have to be in person. This one is online! That’s right: now you can Shut Up & Write remotely from wherever you like. Write in bed! Wear a teddy bear onesie! Make it festive.

This session will be held in our Online Clubhouse. You can access it from the homepage of our website, or click here to join the room directly.


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