Shut up and write

As a part of the ATTR PhD Student Association we thought it may be beneficial, especially in this time of social isolation, to hold some “shut up and write” sessions specifically for the ATTR members

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Shut up and Write is a session where people get together and work on something in silence. There are also "Shut up and write" sessions offered by the University of Oslo library.

The goal is to create some accountability and also to connect with fellow PhDs

The idea is to “meet” online once per week and have two sessions of writing for 45 minutes, a short break in between and then briefly discuss what we’ve achieved during the session.

Since we would all be PhD students in somewhat related fields, if there is a need, we could discuss each other’s work a little. If anybody urgently needs feedback for something, we could devote a session to read each other’s work and the comment on it for 15 minutes or so. The goal is to create some accountability and also to connect with fellow PhDs, talk about progress and problems you encounter while working on your dissertation.

What would a typical session look like?

  • 9:30-9:45 depending on how many participate a group introduction and statement of goals for the session. If you are willing to read somebody’s work, let us know.
  • 9:45-10:30 Writing/Reading/Editing
  • 10:30-10:45 Break, a short discussion
  • 10:45-11:30 Writing/Reading/Editing
  • 11:30-12:00 Final discussion/conclusions/breakout rooms

How to participate

If you wish to join a session, you can click here to register.

Contact Joanna Hypszer if you have any questions or requests. The link will be ongoing so once you get it, you will be able to join every week.

If you have any other ideas and/or wishes for such sessions, do not hesitate to contact us! We are quite flexible and can adjust each session according to people’s needs.


Published Mar. 11, 2021 4:04 PM - Last modified June 28, 2022 1:08 PM