How to Create a Productive and Engaging Writing Practice
With a full load of responsibilities that come with set deadlines, researchers often struggle to stay on top of the crucial task of writing papers for publication. Even when they can carve out the time, a variety of writing challenges may arise that make it difficult for even the most motivated scientists to maintain a productive writing practice.
The Taubman Institute is pleased to offer a free writing workshop open to all Taubman scientists and members of their laboratories, including junior investigators, fellows and graduate students. Researchers will learn habits and structures that are the foundation of a generative writing practice.
Date: March 14, 2013
Time: 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Location: Seminar Rooms of the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building
Instructor: Rena Seltzer
Rena Seltzer is the president of Leader Academic Coaching and Training and specializes in work with academics and physicians. Her workshops combine well-researched information with fun, interactive activities and practical tools that participants remember and continue to employ long after the workshops are over.
Rena has presented to groups including Yale University faculty members, The Cornell University Women of Color Roundtable, The University of Virginia Professors As Writers Program, Women in Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin faculty members, and the Women in Medicine annual conference.
Participants learn to:
- Write in regular, moderate sessions rather than “binges.”
- Plan short and long term writing and research goals that are specific, rather than vague.
- Use metaphors to reframe the process to something more energizing than “pushing a boulder up a hill.”
- Create structures that support the work.
Please bring your calendar or planner to this workshop.
Advance registration is required.
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