Monday, 27 October 2014

#LTUacwrimo livechats - How to join in

This year, #LTUacwrimo will feature two Twitter livechats to kick off and conclude Academic Writing Month!

  1. The first is on THURSDAY 6 Nov, 11am-12pm.
  2. The second is on FRIDAY 28 Nov, 11am-12pm.

Join in the first livechat to share tips and strategies for finding time to write, writing schedules, what to do about writer's block, and much more! It's a great chance to meet other La Trobe participants involved in the #LTUacwrimo challenge.

The second livechat gives you the chance to share how you went during the challenge, things you've learned, and successes and obstacles you've had. It will also feature the announcement of the #LTUacwrimo photo competition winner!

>>  If you've done Twitter livechats before, drop the 2 livechat dates/times in your diary and we'll see you then!

>>  If you haven't participated in a Twitter livechat before, read on! Don't worry - it's easy!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Are you ready for 2014's Academic Writing Month?

Photo by Galymzhan Abdugalimov |
Welcome to our first post for 2014's Academic Writing Month! 
For the whole of November, we're focused on academic writing of all kinds, and keen to encourage your productivity and progress. 
It all starts in the first week of November with the first themed posts to this blog, 'Shut up and write' sessions, competition launches, and a Twitter livechat on Thursday 6 Nov to kick off this special month of activities! You can download the full calendar of events here: 2014 Academic Writing Month Calendar [.pdf]
If you’ve taken part before, you know the drill: 
Get your reading done now, stock up on your favourite productivity snack, and cancel what you can! November is for writing, and writing a lot!
If you’re new to #LTUacwrimo here’s the deal:
La Trobe's Academic Writing Month (#LTUacwrimo for short) is a month-long academic write-a-thon that will happen every November. It's inspired by the amazing AcWriMo activity that happens around the world in November. 
The idea is that you set yourself a writerly goal and get stuck in with all the information, advice, and support you’ll get from others taking part. The month helps us:
  • Think about how we write,
  • Form a valuable support network for our writing practice,
  • Build better habits for the future,
  • And maybe – just maybe – get more done in less time!
And if you can get a lot done in November – a busy time for us academics all over – think how easy it’ll be to get writing done the rest of the year!
So, here’s how you get involved….