PhD students: Struggling to read effectively? Want to improve your editing?

Thinking Writing is pleased to announce that we have two new retreat dates now available to book, which are especially dedicated to help those of you battling with reading, reviewing and editing.

Wednesday 12th December: Reviewing and Editing Retreat

Our long-awaited Reviewing and Editing Retreat gives you an opportunity to tackle those unruly chunks of text that you don’t know what to do with. It will be a combination of writing time and teaching time, in which we’ll share strategies for editing your writing to bring out what’s important.

Sometimes when you’re editing, it’s hard to see the wood for the trees. We’ll discuss ways of improving the clarity of your writing at the sentence- and paragraph-level and on restructuring sections and chapters to make your overall argument more clear.

This is a full-day retreat, taking place in a location on the Mile End campus. The fee includes lunch.

Book here: Thinking Writing PhD Retreat: Reviewing and Editing — Wednesday 12th December 2018

 

Thursday 13th December: Reading Effectively

If you’re struggling to get to grips with your reading, if you’re note-taking isn’t as effective as it could be, or if you’re having trouble turning your reading into writing, this event is for you.

A full-day retreat, held in a quiet location off-campus, Reading Effectively will give you the time and space to make progress on your reading. You’ll also hear suggestions for ways of approaching your reading and note-taking more effectively and spend some time writing about what you’ve read.

This event is suitable for students at all stages of their PhD, including those in their first year who are still in the early-to-middle stages of researching for their topic. The fee also includes lunch.

Book here: Thinking Writing PhD Retreat: Reading Effectively — Thursday 13th December 2018

For more information about both of these events, go to: http://www.thinkingwriting.qmul.ac.uk/about/comingup

Places are limited, so do act quickly to avoid disappointment.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at thinkingwriting@qmul.ac.uk.

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