Virtual Writing retreat

Welcome to the ATTR Virtual Writing Retreat 2020: November 2-6, 2020.  

The whole point of this virtual writing seminar is to improve your writing skills, but also to socialize and motivate each other. Above all, we want to create a constructive and interactive space for everyone to enjoy whilst working from the home office.

Application deadline is October 26th

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From Monday 2nd November, ATTR will put on a 1-week online writing course/retreat in collaboration with Mathew Stiller-Reeve (PhD). The retreat will provide a virtual space for ATTR members to meet up, learn about and discuss writing. This virtual space will be packed with useful activities like:

-Lectures on writing skills

-Brain warm-up exercises

-Shut-up-and-write sessions

-Small discussion group meetings

 

All activities will take place on Zoom so please make sure you’ve signed up to the free version (at least).

 

The whole point of this virtual writing seminar is to improve your writing skills, and to socialize and motivate each other. Above all, we want to create a constructive and interactive space for everyone to enjoy whilst working from the home office.

 

We will begin with some lectures on basic writing skills. These skills are very important to our academic writing! We will continue the virtual writing retreat with new exercises for you to discuss together in the brain warm-up sessions including smaller online discussion groups. We will also have two “shut-up-and-write” sessions for 2 hours and then get together to discuss progress.

Just like a “normal” writing retreat, participants will also have time to work on their own texts/articles/essays. Hopefully you are working on or planning something that you can bring to the seminar. If you are not writing anything specific, don’t worry! Mathew will work with you to ensure that you can put his tips and advice into action.

 

More about the course:

The instructor

Image may contain: Person, Hair, Face, Photograph, Facial expression.Mathew Stiller-Reeve has a PhD in Meteorology and has published several peer-reviewed articles on the monsoon as well as interdisciplinary and communication issues. He founded the SciSnack writing group community in 2012 and helped start several writing groups around the world. He and 12 international co-authors published their collaborative writing process in 2016, and since then it has been used by summer schools and communication initiatives around the world. Recently, he has become a Thematic Editor of the Geoscience Communication journal and has developed a peer-review process that he recently published on Nature.com. He has held writing seminars and courses over the past 4 years, both in Norway and internationally. Mathew puts emphasis on how we apply basic writing skills to our academic writing, and not least, how we can improve our writing together!

 

The schedule

ALL ACTIVITIES VIA ZOOM (link sent before course start)

Monday            

0900-1100:       Welcome

Lecture and discussion on the active voice and cutting clutter.

                              

Tuesday           

0900-0945:      Warm-up exercises

0945-1115:       Lecture and discussion on structure + flow

1115-1145:         Discussion and introduction to Shut-up-and-write

 

Wednesday

0900-0945:      Warm-up exercises

0945-1145:       Shut-up-and-write session

1145-1230:        Feedback discussion

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1330-1430:        Individual group meetings

 

Thursday         

0900-0945:      Warm-up exercises

0945-1145:       Shut-up-and-write session

1145-1230:        Feedback discussion

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1330-1430:        Individual group meetings

 

Friday

0900-0945:      Warm-up exercises

0945-1145:       Shut-up-and-write session

1145-1230:        Feedback discussion

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1330-1500:        Individual group meetings and evaluation discussion

 

Contact

If you have any questions, queries or suggestions, then do not hesitate to get in touch with Christin-Helen at ATTR about the event or Mathew about the content of the seminars.

Christin-Helen: c.h.vasvik@teologi.uio.no

Mathew: mathew@stillerreeve.no, +47 99532473

Published Sep. 3, 2020 3:02 PM - Last modified Sep. 11, 2020 9:34 AM