The ethos behind the Academic Writing Studio is that in order to produce the publications that will communicate your knowledge to those who need it and serve as evidence in the various processes that evaluate and reward you, you need to incorporate writing into your regular working habits. You need a writing practice.
People vary. What works for your best friend or your successful colleague won’t necessarily work for you. Your situation also changes both throughout the academic year and over longer periods of time. The April class will focus on how your practice might change as you transition from the teaching intensive part of the year into periods without scheduled teaching. That includes the long summer break but also the period after classes end but before the academic year has officially ended.
This year you are doing that in the middle of a pandemic. I’ve written more about how this class will help you adjust to that, too. Writing in a Crisis
This class guides you through a process of reflecting on what’s working, identifying what’s frustrating you, and figuring out how to address one of the frustrations to make your practice work better. It includes opportunities to share strategies and get coaching from me to help you figure out what might work best for you.
Date: Friday 3 April 2020, 10 EST/3 UK/other time zones for about 2 hours.
Fee: included in Studio membership or £10 (+ applicable taxes)
Studio members can find details of how to join the class on the Live Classes page. If you are not a member of the Academic Writing Studio and would like to take this class register here:
This class is based on principles outlined by Robert Fritz in The Path of Least Resistance as I learned them through classes I took with Jennifer Hofmann through The Creative Haven (no longer in existence).