Event details

Writing Retreat

Friday, 23 August 2019

Aims
To provide dedicated writing time and develop productive writing practices and discussions around writing-in-progress.

Audience
PhD students and active researchers.

Format
This structured retreat uses the ‘typing pool’ model. Writers are all in the same room, writing in scheduled time slots, using goal-setting, peer monitoring and warm up activities to progress writing projects. Because everyone is writing in the same room, there can be brief discussions at the start and end of the day (of 10 or 15 minutes), to set goals and take stock, but almost all of this retreat time will be writing time.

Preparing for retreat
Choose a writing project to work on – e.g. journal article, thesis chapter or grant proposal. Do the necessary reading and research on journal/publisher/funder and on the topic before the retreat and arrive ready to write. The Writing for Publication workshop on the day before this retreat will introduce strategies that will help participants make best use of this retreat, but it is not a pre-requisite.

The facilitator

Rowena Murray worked in the Centre for Academic Practice at Strathclyde University for 15 years and is now Professor in Education, University of the West of Scotland. She supervises PhDs and runs workshops, courses and consultancies on academic writing. 


The venue

 

B204, Britannia Building, Glasgow Caledonian University
Over night stay options in Glasgow
 

For information on structured writing retreats
See Murray and Newton (2009) in the journal Higher Education Research and Development and Murray and Moore’s (2006) Handbook of Academic Writing (Maidenhead: Open University Press-McGraw-Hill).
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07294360903154126

 

Network: Professional Development Programme
Date(s): Friday, 23 August 2019
Times: 9:00 - 16:45
Signup Deadline: Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Location: B204, Britannia Building, Glasgow Caledonian
Lunch Provided: Yes
Spaces Left: Places available
Prices: Members: Free, Guests: £75.00
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