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Establishing Personal Writing Goals & Plans

Thursday, January 23, 2014
12:00 AM
West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building

Academic writing presents challenges. The purpose of this workshop is to develop skills that will carry graduate students and postdocs through their current writing projects and into successful careers as academic writers.

Academic writing presents challenges including unstructured time, deadlines that are non-existent or years in the future, and a project that is vitally important to the author, but may not be a priority for anyone else. The purpose of this workshop is to develop skills that will carry graduate students and postdocs through their current writing projects and into successful careers as academic writers. In this interactive workshop participants will:

  1. Create a timeline that is specific rather than vague, with clear goals and deadlines.
  2. Understand the benefits of writing in regular moderate sessions rather than in binges.
  3. Identify and employ structures that support productive writing.
  4. Reframe the process for greater effectiveness and enjoyment.

The workshop will begin promptly at 4:00pm. Please bring your calendar or planner with you. This session is co-sponsored by Rackham and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE). Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php.

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 is a regular presenter for Yale University’s faculty development program and Women in Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. She has presented to numerous other groups including the Cornell University Women of Color Roundtable, the University of Virginia Professors as Writers Program, University of Wisconsin faculty members, and the Women in Medicine annual conference.

 

Speaker:
Rena Seltzer, President, Leader Academic Coach and Training