Fear of the Blank Page: Boosting Productivity & Writing

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How do you initiate the writing process when faced with only a blank page? Effective written communication is an essential part of academia and researchers have to write a variety of documents including proposals, theses, papers for publication, grant proposals and books. Every writing project involves planning, setting deadlines and collaborative writing and must be written in a clear and concise manner that is appropriate for that particular style of document.

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Weekly Round Up

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Missed our posts this week, don’t worry The Weekly Round Up is here and provides you with another opportunity to read them all again.

Here you go…enjoy!

Being professional academic – does it have to mean being boring – Thesis Whisperer

Can you do too much reading? – Pat Thompson

Inside the mind of a job interviewer – Guardian Careers

A View from the Hovel – Dr Naomi Barnes

A confession about working weekends – Research Whisperer

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Fear of the Blank page – boosting productivity and writing

Effective written communication is an essential part of academia and researchers have to write a variety of documents including proposals, theses, papers for publication, grant proposals and books. Every writing project involves planning, setting deadlines and collaborative writing and must be written in a clear and concise manner that is appropriate for that particular style of document.

This workshop will focus on how to start writing, how to keep going and how to finish. We will cover different styles of documents, language and the academic writing style, in addition to how to plan your writing and a short introduction to new collaborative writing tools.

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Workshop: Publish or Peril – Academic Publishing in a nutshell

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Publishing your work and sharing your findings is a key component of a successful research career. A significant time investment is required to successfully publish a paper and several skills are used during the process including collaborative writing, figure design, analysis and concise written communication. With 30,000 journals to choose from and various publishing models to consider, researchers need to be aware of which option will work best for them.

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Researcher Development: ‘Dare to Enjoy!’- The Writing Retreat

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‘Dare to Enjoy!’- The Writing Retreat

Writing is clearly a fundamental aspect of postgraduate research. However, training regarding the skill of writing is often focused solely on how to produce scientific papers. Instead, retreats tend to focus on blocking out the time and space to write. What of the experience of writing itself? How can researchers learn to be productive, keep writing, and even enjoy the process?

Dare to Enjoy! offers the combination of a ‘retreat’ to create space to write, and live coaching ‘experiments’ to explore different approaches to the experience of writing. While working on a current piece of writing (a paper, proposal, etc.), it aims to explore what happens if you unlock the possibility of enjoying writing. The workshop explores confidence, fears, values, goals and habits while experimenting with different writing moods.

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Call for peer-reviewers

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As part of its commitment to enhancing the postgraduate experience, the Graduate School is creating a new Open Access E-journal for postgraduate research.

What is E-mporium?

E-mporium is an interdisciplinary journal, committed to facilitating interdepartmental exchange and encouraging a multidisciplinary approach to contemporary debates. Our mission is to provide a publishing platform that raises the profile of postgraduate research at the University of Lincoln and also provides students with experience in the peer-review publishing process.

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