Write fest 2021, The Academy, enhancing research

Writing Resources

Writing is a core aspect of any academic role and forms an integral part of academic life. Developing skills in academic writing takes time and regular practice, while finding time and space to write is an ongoing challenge for any academic. In these pages, we have provided links to available writing support as well as our annual WriteFest programme.

WriteFest

WriteFest is an academic write-a-thon that happens every year, catering to the specific needs of research and academic writers.

Drawing on the format of academic writing retreats, the festival aims to provide protected time and space to help researchers to develop good writing practices and strategies; overcome writing blocks with a proactive approach; and spend some time out writing with others and broadening one’s professional network.  Here at Liverpool, we will be joining the celebration with a month of writing related activities.

Power Hour of Writing sessions

Each week during WriteFest21 there will be a Power Hour of Writing session, this will consist of 60 mins of protected time which allows participants to focus on a writing project of their choice, strengthened by accountability and supported by a community of peers.

The Power Hour, involves 5 mins introduction where participants set out their writing goal, followed by two 20-minute writing sessions, a short break in between writing helps reset ready for the next creative interval. At the end of the second writing session, there is a short discussion on progress made. Participants are welcome to attend one or more of the sessions throughout the month, further details are in the table below.

Programme

Please note: In order to view some of the videos on this page, you will be asked to sign in to Stream using your University sign in details.

Week 1. 1-5 November

Monday

The power of writing for just one hour: Strategies to help make the power hour work for you.

Presenter Dr Eli Saetnan

Watch the session video

 

Tuesday

Power Hour of Writing 

Time: 10-11am - Register

Wednesday

The ins and outs of research blogging- podcast

Time: 9.30-10.15am (or at a time that suits you)

Access the podcast here

Thursday

Turbo charge your writing (Pre-recorded workshop)

Time: 12-1.30pm (or at time that suits you)

Access the session here

Friday

Virtual Writing Retreat 

Time: 1-4pm on Teams

Join the SUAW Teams group

Week 2. 8-12 November

Monday

LDC - The Fundamentals of Academic Writing, Part 1 - Laying the Foundation

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm - Register

 

Tuesday

Power Hour of Writing

Time: 12-1pm - Register 

Wednesday

Creative tools you can use everyday (Pre-recorded workshop)

Time: 12-1.30pm (or at time that suits you)

Access the session here

Thursday

Desk Yoga (pre-recorded session)

Sat at your desk writing? Need an energy boost?

Desk Yoga is accessible for all levels and abilities that you can use at your desk throughout the day to energise, stretch and refocus the mind, instantly change mood and boost overall wellbeing.

Time: 9.30-10am (or a time that suits you)

Access the session here

 

Friday

Virtual Writing Retreat

Time: 1-4pm on Teams

Join the SUAW Teams group

Week 3. 15-19 November

Monday

LDC-  The Fundamentals of Academic Writing, Part 2 - Effective Drafting

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm - Register

 

Tuesday

Strategies to help make the power hour work for you (pre-recorded session)

Time: 10-10.30am

Watch the session video

Wednesday

Power Hour of Writing

Time: 1-2pm - Register

Thursday

Raising your research profile by writing for The Conversation (pre-recorded session)

Time: 9.30-10.15am (or a time that suits you)

Access the session here

Friday

Virtual Writing Retreat 

 

Time: 1-4pm on Teams

Join the SUAW Teams group

Week 4. 22-26 November

Monday

LDC- The Fundamentals of Academic Writing, Part 3 – Effective Editing

 

Researcher KnowHow. planning and doing a search for your systematic review

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm - Register

 

 

 

Time: 1pm -2.30pm - Register 

Tuesday

How to get published in Nature - an ex-editor’s perspective (pre-recorded session)

Time: 12.30-1.15pm (or a time that suits you)

Access this session here

Wednesday

Desk Yoga (pre-recorded session)

Time: 9.30-10am (or a time that suits you)

Access the session here

Thursday

Power Hour of Writing

Time: 2-3pm - Register

Friday

Virtual Writing Retreat

 

1-4pm on Teams

Join the SUAW Teams group

WriteFest playlist

Listen to the WriteFest playlist, especially created to celebrate Academic writing. The playlist has some background instrumental songs, some that are slightly upbeat to recharge energy as well as those with writer in the title! Enjoy. 

Researcher development resources

Further resources

Researcher KnowHow at the library

LDC Development Team resources

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