Research shows that writing in groups makes people more productive. Are you an Arts, Design & Media PhD researcher in the mid to late stages of your PhD and working hard on your thesis? Would you like to find out how many thousands – yes, thousands! – of new words you can write in just one session? Then come to our Writing Intensive facilitated by Dr Helen Kara. Whether you’re stuck in a writing rut, need some writing motivation or everything’s going fine and you just want to get on with writing your PhD, this day is for you!
The session will include group writing sessions, with breaks in between, plus opportunities to discuss academic writing with Helen and your fellow students.
This intensive is for writing first draft material; you’ll need to arrive ready to work on one or more new chapters or sections of your thesis. This means you need to have some sense of your thesis outline, and to have done the necessary reading. Of course, you can bring as much electronic material as you like. It’s best to prepare to write more than you think you can write in a session, as you may surprise yourself!
I often feel my writing is not ‘academic’ enough, and I feel this stops me from even starting! There was a great balance between fun exercises, useful discussions … interspersed with serious concentrated bouts of ACTUAL WRITING!! Reading back over my output from the day has certainly given me a renewed sense of confidence in my ability to write, and permission to do that in my own voice after all.