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Write away seminars

Are you eager to improve your writing? Needing to hit the mark with peer reviewers?
Wishing to persuade a prospective funding agency?
Wanting to hear how an experienced colleague at UNC has successfully written grants?
Interested in receiving collegial support and feedback from your peers?
Struggling to find time? Then we have a solution!

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, in conjunction with the AVP for Research and the Office of Sponsored Programs, is proud to announce a series of luncheon workshops specially designed to support the scholarship of writing.

Working with Dr. Kay Ferrell, Professor of Special Education at UNC, a widely published researcher and successful grant writer who has collaboratively raised over 16.9 million dollars in external funding, participants at these workshops will explore practical ways to strengthen their own writing and scholarship.

Participants will benefit most from the workshops if they will be working on one or more manuscripts or grant applications during the spring semester (projects could be in early stages, close to completion, or anywhere in between) and preferably are able to attend each of the three sessions.

February 1:

Million Dollar Tips and Tricks to Enhance Your Writing

  • What constitutes good writing: How to recognize and reproduce it
  • Writing persuasively: Tactics to increase the coherence and impact of your arguments
  • How to schedule writing into your weekly activities

11:30 - 1:00 pm
Candelaria 1375

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu
by January 30, 2012. Lunch will be provided for preregistered participants.


March 21

Writers’ Workshop: Understanding What Works

  • Appreciating manuscripts and grant applications as genres
  • Hands-on work with a manuscript or writing project
  • Peer review and editing

11:30 - 1:00 pm
Candelaria 1375

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu
by March 20, 2012. Lunch will be provided for preregistered participants.


May 2

Sustainable Writing Goals and Habits

  • Setting realistic output goals for the summer
  • Another cycle of peer review and editing
  • Next steps

11:30 - 1:00 pm
Candelaria 1375

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu
by May 1, 2012. Lunch will be provided for preregistered participants.


Sponsored by:

CETL