Scholarship Programs

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 reported writing prose that was “clearer, simpler, better organized and more reader-centered.” They increased their productivity by a factor of three, from about two manuscript submissions per year to nearly six.

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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 submit an article or chapter.

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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. Having “jump started” their writing in this way, participants then write in their own way for the rest of the three hours.

  • What participants say about the Scholarly Writing Retreat