Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar
Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar helps faculty and graduate students greatly increase their productivity by writing at least 15–30 minutes daily; keeping records of time spent writing; and exchanging feedback weekly on drafts of writing. Participants in the program increased their productivity by a factor of three. They reported writing prose that was “clearer, simpler, better organized and more reader-centered.”
Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks
This course is based on the book by Wendy Laura Belcher. The course is designed to help faculty and graduate students revise a draft of a journal article to publish in 12 weeks. The course can also be used to revise a chapter of a thesis or dissertation. Scholars are encouraged to work from a draft—no matter how rough—rather than starting “from scratch.” Although designed for social sciences and humanities, this course is helpful to scientific and engineering writers as well. Expect to leave with a submitted article or chapter.
Scholarly Writing Retreat
This retreat features a comfortable, quiet place to write, free of distractions, with the synergy of writing while others write. The day begins with a “free write” in which participants write freely for 5-15 minutes about what they want to write about for the day, what they want to say about it and how they want to go about it. During this time, participants write without stopping, without revision and with their screens blackened. The day ends with exchanging drafts of one page that was written and getting two positive comments and one criticism from another participant.
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 questions; and, one in which other issues are addressed.