Turbo-Charge Your Summer Writing
Faculty frequently use summer session to attend to their writing goals, but summer often brings with it a sense of isolation and summertime distractions. Make this the summer you finish your big (or small) writing project by turbo-charging your writing process with the support from an academic writing group. Academic writing groups can help faculty identify measurable and achievable goals, stay on task, and problem-solve writing obstacles. Whether you have experience working in a writing group or no experience at all and are curious to know how and why they work, this workshop is for you. Our goals for this hour-long workshop are threefold:
- Understand how writing groups can serve your writing goals;
- Identify the variety of ways writing groups can function;
- Connect with fellow faculty to form summer writing groups.
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If you're unable to attend a scheduled workshop, we typically record them and make them available via our YouTube channel.
If you're looking for some just-in-time training or want to dig a little deeper into a specific topic of interest, MTSU subscribes to both Teaching Professor ("reflects the changing needs of today's college faculty and the students they teach") and Academic Leader ("reflects the evolving needs of academic deans, department chairs and heads, program directors, and others with leadership responsibilities") online publications. If attempting to access either publication off-campus, you'll be asked to enter your MTSU credentials.
If you have an idea for a potential future workshop, please feel free to send your suggestions to Dr. Sheila Otto.