When: Every Thursday 9:30-11:30
Where: ETHOS Lab, 1C05 (or bigger room if needed)
Register on the email list here
Bring what you want to write on, your computer, maybe a set of headphones and snacks.
With a short introduction, we write for 2 sessions lasting 45 minutes without interruptions. There will be a (obligatory) 15 minutes break in between. Often, it is useful to put writing goals for each writing session on the whiteboard, as a public commitment to the dedicated time.
Writing is a craft and one of the key requirements in conveying any research. It is also a vital part of academia and requires creativity but also scientific robustness. ETHOS Lab acknowledges this deskwork as an analytical process that needs to be taken seriously and we are therefore starting up weekly #shutupandwrite sessions on Thursdays from 9:30-11:30. The first session is next week, Thursday September 14.
Shut Up & Write is an initiative by co-head of lab Rachel Douglas-Jones, also co-teaching the course ‘Writing Innovation Studio‘. Rachel has successfully been organising #shutupandwrite sessions for ETHOS Lab researchers and refers to the blog ‘The Thesis Whisperer’ by Dr. Inger Mewburn, Director of Research Training at the Australian National University for inspiration.
No matter what you are writing on – please join in the sessions. Remember, there is no such thing as writing, only rewriting.