Effective Writing Plans and Goals


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  • Speaker: Shelley Manis
  • Host Department: Sweetland Center for Writing
  • Date: 09/25/2013
  • Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM

  • Location: Rackham Building, Assembly Hall (4th Floor)

  • Description:

    Co-Sponsored with the Rackham Graduate School

    Balancing the demands of writing with the array of other graduate school responsibilities—planning discussion sections, building syllabi, grading, acting as a research assistant, reading for classes, being a diligent citizen of your home department, etc.—can seem overwhelming.  The good news is, it can be done, and it can be done reasonably. This workshop focuses on how to develop productive academic writing habits. The purpose is to instruct participants how to plan a project, set goals, and meet them, and students should leave the workshop with their own writing plans in place. Participants should bring a calendar with time commitments noted and an overview of a project they want to work on. 

    We will discuss specific approaches to:

    • Understanding your individual writing needs
    • Breaking projects into manageable stages
    • Setting reasonable, achievable goals
    • Time management (especially working effectively with limited time)
    • Moving back and forth between teaching/research and writing
    • Building in accountability