Fear of the blank page: boosting productivity & writing
How do you initiate the writing process when faced with only a blank page? Effective written communication is an
essential part of academia and researchers have to write a variety of documents including proposals, theses, papers for publication, grant proposals and books. Every writing project involves planning, setting deadlines and collaborative writing and must be written in a clear and concise manner that is appropriate for that particular style of document.
This workshop will focus on how to start writing, how to keep going and how to finish. We will cover different styles
of documents, language and the academic writing style, in addition to how to plan your writing and a short introduction to new collaborative writing tools.
All participants are required to bring an abstract of no more than 200 words with them and the workshop will include writing exercises, advice on making writing part of your life and a short section on dealing with and providing feedback.
Finally, the class will discuss the academic publishing process, with a focus on research papers. This workshop is suitable for Ph.D. students and early career researchers.