SAMS/NARTI Structured Writing Retreat Series for Early Career Researchers

Date(s) - 18/06/2019 - 19/06/2019 All Day

Bagden Hall

Early Career Researchers

The aim of the Structured Writing Retreats is to use dedicated writing time to progress and prioritize our writing projects. This is in a supportive, non-surveillance environment. The retreat is based on 3 evidence based key principles:

  1. The ‘typing pool’ which means that we all write individually but are in the same room for the duration of the retreat (Grant & Knowles 2000).
  2. The use of a series of strict, fixed writing and discussion slots (McGrail et al 2006).
  3. The use of peer discussion to review progress during the retreat (Murray 2005).

Structured Writing Retreats are facilitated sessions based upon the extensive research undertaken by Professor Rowena Murray (University of the West of Scotland). The aim of the retreats are to use dedicated writing time to progress writing projects in a supportive and non-surveillance environment. The retreat starts on Tuesday at 9.00 and ends at 4.30 on Wednesday. All writing sessions, refreshments and lunch will be hosted at Bagden Hall. We use most of the time for writing using a ‘typing pool’ model with all of us in the same room. Breaks and lunch often generate solutions to writing problems, generate new ideas, lead to research-oriented conversations and provide feedback on writing-in-progress. Please ensure that you arrive in good time to register and set-up as the retreat follows strict timings in order to maximise the opportunity for writing time. This retreat will also include activities to support your well-being.

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