Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar
Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar helps faculty and graduate students greatly increase their productivity by writing 15–30 minutes daily; keeping records of time spent writing; and exchanging feedback on drafts with others. Participants in the program increased their productivity by a factor of three. They reported writing prose that was “clearer, simpler, more cohesive, better organized and more reader-centered.” Publish & Flourish is offered in spring during odd-numbered years.
• What participants say about Publish & Flourish.
This workshop should be required of all junior faculty…. It is amazing how the techniques presented in the workshop, and the support and motivation received from working with other scholars, can so greatly increase the quality and quantity of one’s publications.
Ereney Hadjigeorgalis, former Assistant Professor,
Agricultural Economics & Agricultural Business
I feel that my writing skills, scheduling, and production have improved considerably through my participation in the program. In one semester, I wrote and submitted three grant proposals (with another one in progress!), one newsletter article, and I continue to work on two journal articles.
Elissa Wolfe Poel, Associate Professor,
Special Education/Communication Disorders
I loved it, I got more written than I thought possible. I am not a very good writer and almost scared of writing, but this class helped me tremendously. I had lots of people that helped me get over my fear of writing and actually write. I feel that is could help a lot of people like me if they knew about it.
Joleen Atencio, Former Graduate Student,
Department of Entemology, Plant Pathology & Weed Science
Publish & Flourish was of tremendous help to so many of us. I got one article published and a commitment for another to be published. Gracias, gracias, gracias!
Elatunbi Adeogba, Former RETA Project Staff Member and
NMSU Graduate Student (now a Ph.D.!)
Writing Groups are made up of 3-4 scholars from different disciplines. These groups give structured feedback on a manuscript to one member each week. Comments are shared in “rounds”: one in which readers share positive comments about something specific they liked; one in which readers respond to the writer’s stated question; and, one in which other issues are addressed.
• What participants say about Writing Groups.
Having someone regularly critique your work is good practice in general and has been quite helpful to me. Without the writing groups, I would not have initiated this habit on my own.
I found the writing groups to be a wonderful experience…. It was somewhat intimidating to begin with, but it didn’t take long to recognize that everyone was intimidated, and we grew comfortable with the process together…. It was a worthwhile time for me personally.
I appreciated my group’s comments and having more pairs of eyes to find ways to improve my writing before I submitted it.
Scholarly Writing Retreat
This retreat features a comfortable, quiet place to write, free of distractions, with the synergy of writing while others write. It also features another room—a “feedback room”—where participants can go in pairs for feedback on their writing.
• What participants say about the Scholarly Writing Retreat.
It is a silent synergistic environment that helps you get in the groove of writing.
Diligence, accountability and structure are crucial for my writing success. This retreat helps with all three!
Prior to this retreat, I was in a panic with a deadline coming up soon. I’m now comfortable and actually think I will be ahead of schedule!