Research Writers' Collaborative Winter 2018



Shut Up and Write!

Come join us in the FDC for some uninterrupted writing! The FDC is hosting six two hour sessions for faculty and lecturers to focus on their writing without distraction. Professors Katherine Ryker and Stephanie Wladkowski will be at each session to help provide guidance and offer support while faculty and lecturers are writing.

Below is each session date and time. All sessions will be held in 109B Halle Library. 

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 10am-12pm
  • Monday, November 6, 2017 from 3pm-5pm
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 10am-12pm
  • Monday, November 20, 2017 from 3pm-5pm
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 10am-12pm
  • Monday, December 4, 2017 from 3pm-5pm

​Getting Your Research Writing Done at EMU Workshop:

Links to GoToWebinar Recordings:

10/6/2017 - Getting Your Research Writing Done at EMU Workshop 

10/24/2017 - Getting Your Research Writing Done at EMU Workshop

 Workshop Handouts:

Day Two Slides Habits

Getting Your Research Writing Done at EMU

REV2 Levels of Concern

UWC Services Fall 2017

This workshop will discuss strategies to improve your academic writing productivity here at Eastern Michigan this Fall and beyond. Topics covered include common challenges to productive research writing, and how you can set yourself up for success to face those challenges. Facilitators will present a variety of evidenced-based strategies while sharing what has worked for them and past participants of the Research Writers' Collaborative. Participants will be encouraged to share their own writing strategies. 


What is the Research Writers' Collaborative?

The Writers’ Collaborative is an opportunity for EMU faculty and rwcbookjacketlecturers to meet within disciplinary areas, support each other in developing realistic writing goals (i.e. development of a conference paper, draft of an article, revision of a book chapter, etc.) and gain helpful feedback to meet the expectations of our research agendas. 

Writers’ Collaborative Goals:

  • Develop healthy writing habits
  • Boost writing productivity
  • Complete a realistic writing goal by the end of the semester/year
  • Meet potential collaborators/colleagues
Participants will receive a copy of the book, “How to Write a Lot - A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing ” by Paul J. Silvia.

Participants will be placed into small groups, as determined by their writing support needs. The groups will meet throughout the academic year.

There will be a celebration lunch and gathering at the CONNECT Event on February 9th, 2018 for all collaborative participants to share their progress and discuss writing strategies that are working.

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