In November 2016, we will join with other doctoral students and academics from around the world to participate in the popular Academic Writing Month or better known as AcWriMo. AcWriMo is an academic writing event open to anyone wishing to improve their writing productivity. Essentially participants set their own writing target that is both challenging yet realistic. For example, you may aim to complete a thesis chapter or journal article, and, with the support of others here and around the world, work towards this goal over the month of November.
This event was originally set up by Dr Charlotte Frost, curator of PhD2Published blog, who organises the global AcWriMo event. More locally, at the University of Manchester, there is an accountability spreadsheet (click HERE) which you use to publicly declare your goal and record your daily progress.
Additional Shut Up and Write sessions have been added for the month of November. They take place every Wednesday afternoon, 2:00 – 4:00pm, further info via ProGRess training catalogue (see AcWriMo series).
Further info about AcWriMo can be found in the following websites:
- “6 relaxed rules” of Academic Writing Month by Dr Charlotte Frost
- “Why I changed my mind about #AcWriMo” by The Thesis Whisperer
- “Academic writing month and the social landscape of academic practice” by Dr Anna Tarrant
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