There are more writing strategies than there are writers. Thus, taking your writing to the next level involves learning about how other writers view and deal with the various aspects of the writing process. This knowledge would in turn give you ideas you can leverage to improve your own writing strategies.
The posts below are written by current and former graduate students at Carleton. If you would like to make a contribution, please contact Karim Abuawad.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Unstick yourself: Strategies for dealing with “feeling stuck” -Brittany Amell
Last week I wrote about how common it is for writers to experience, at one point or another, a sense of getting “stuck” in one’s writing. This week I share some strategies that emerged from my earlier research with doctoral students. If you’re stuck, I hope that something here spurs you onward! Don’t give...
Monday, November 19, 2018
Feeling stuck? Read this. -Brittany Amell
Last week I explored the use of metaphors as a tool for guiding how we orient ourselves and our research writing. This week is the first part of a two-part post on “feeling stuck”. Part 1 explores some experiences with feeling stuck, and Part 2 will outline some possible strategies for navigating stuckness. In...
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Metaphorically speaking -Brittany Amell
An AcWriMo blog post by Brittany Amell, third-year doctoral student in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies. When you think about doing a literature review, what comes to mind? I’ll go first: I have parallel and simultaneous feelings of panic and satisfaction. I have a vision of running to—and from—stacks of books, rows...
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Some Notes on Technical Writing – Rozita Rashtchi
Science and engineering programs often require grad students to produce technical documents including conference papers, journal papers, reports, a proposal and a thesis. These documents are all formal scholarly documents that have certain writing ‘rules’ to follow. This article summarizes some of the key rules to writing including...
Monday, April 7, 2014
Work-Life Balance: Don’t Let Your Dissertation Define You – Shaun Stevenson
The dissertation process can be all-consuming. With constant deadlines, committee meetings, research, writing and endless hours of anxiety-ridden procrastination, tackling your dissertation can easily become the single most defining feature of your life. Do not let your dissertation define you. This article offers a few helpful insights on how to...