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Writing for Publication

    Winter 2019 Writing Retreat for Jefferson Researchers and Faculty
    Instructors: Jennifer Wilson, MS; Pamela Walter, MFA
    Date: 1/12/2019
    Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm
    Location: SML 308
    (Register for this workshop)

    Will “write and publish more” be one of your resolutions for 2019? If so, commit to it by registering for our January Writing Retreat. Attending the 2-day retreat will give you protected time to write in a supportive environment for writing. Writing consultants will be on hand to give feedback or guidance if you need them.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-day retreat, scheduled as follows:


    • Saturday, January 12, 2019
      8:00 am - 4:30 pm

      Sunday, January 13, 2019
      8:00 am - 1:00 pm

    For busy people, writing projects often get pushed to the end of the line when you’re faced with other daily priorities that cry “urgent.” To help combat this, the CTL Office for Writing, Publishing, and Communication Support will host a writing retreat for researchers and faculty looking for a dedicated block of time to get some writing done. This retreat is not a luxury; it’s a professional necessity because communicating your work to others is as important as doing it. You’ll be left alone to write, but you’ll also have writing consultants on hand to give feedback or guidance if you need them.

    The Writing Retreat benefits you by:
    • Creating space and uninterrupted time to work on writing projects
    • Helping you boost your writing productivity
    • Providing coaching or feedback from writing consultants
    • Offering the accountability of an appointment to write

    How to prepare for the retreat:
    • Discuss writing project with colleagues or writing consultants in advance
    • Bring paper, laptop, and any resource materials you might need
    • Wear comfortable clothing and bring a sweater just in case
    • Advise friends, colleagues, and loved ones to limit interruptions

    REGISTER NOW! SPACE IS LIMITED!


    Find the Time: Tools & Tips for Prioritizing and Collaborating
    Instructor: Pamela Walter, MFA
    Date: 1/15/2019
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A and virtual classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    The purpose of this 55-minute investment of your time is to give you tools and strategies to begin finding the time to do things that you value. Practicing well-tested methods used by some of the most productive people in history, you can enhance how you prioritize your commitments and interruptions. Also, in this period of change at Jefferson, you may need to collaborate with others who can help you get things done. Finding helpful collaborators helps you find time. We’ll look at the big picture of your pie and how to slice it into its most productive pieces.

    At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
    • Assess what they spend their time doing
    • Prioritize their activities using the Eisenhower matrix
    • Protect their time
    • Identify where collaboration and delegation would help
    • Ask for collaboration


    This workshop is also available online on the date of the session--click here to enter the virtual classroom.

    5 Habits Of Successful Writers — and Ways To Foster Them In Your Own Writing
    Instructor: Jennifer Wilson, MS
    Date: 1/24/2019
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A and virtual classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    Few of us ever learn how to write with consistency and fluency, and yet being able to do so can mean the difference between being a highly regarded researcher and one who is overlooked. Studies have shown that successful writers practice specific habits that help them flourish and make the process of writing less mysterious. This workshop will focus on these habits and provide practical advice for fostering them in your own writing.

    Upon completion of this session, participants will:
    • Describe how the writing process can be improved
    • Relate practical ways to integrate these habits to achieve individual writing goals process


    This workshop is also available online on the date of the session--click here to enter the virtual classroom.

    How to Write Better Abstracts
    Instructor: Pamela Walter, MFA
    Date: 2/21/2019
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A and virtual classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    What do you look for when you are researching abstracts? What barriers prevent you from finding what you need? Perhaps the abstract wasn’t as clear as it could be. The purpose of this course is to offer research writers a tool and process for writing abstracts that make it easier for your readers to find your published work. This course focuses on unpacking the elements that define a well-crafted abstract and helping you write one.

    At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
    • Explain why abstracts are important
    • Define what makes an abstract bad or good
    • Use a simple tool to design better abstracts



    This workshop is also available online on the date of the session--click here to enter the virtual classroom.