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Establishing Personal Writing Goals (aimed at graduate students)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
12:00 AM
West Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham

Writing a dissertation 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 important to anyone else.

The purpose of this workshop is to develop skills that will carry graduate students through the dissertation process and into successful careers as academic writers. The workshop will help participants to:

  1. Create a timeline that is specific rather than vague, with clear goals and deadlines.
  2. Understand the benefits of regular, moderate writing, rather than binge writing.
  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. Refreshments will be served at 5:30pm.

Please bring your calendar/planner to the workshop.

Sponsored by the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program

Registration is required at:

Biography: Rena Seltzer, LMSW, coaches professors and other academics to reach their writing and publishing goals. Meeting by telephone and with the assistance of email, Rena supports clients from major research universities in North America, the United Kingdom, and Asia. Rena also provides coaching and workshops to physicians and other professional leaders on issues ranging from dealing with difficult people to work/life balance. Rena's website is