A 15-week program aimed at:
- Setting you up for writing success (think grants and journal articles, not just your thesis)
- Knowing why you do (or don’t like to write)
- Doing something about your writing “issues”
- Progress tracking
- Content review
The intensive will give you:
- someone to keep you on track
- a kick up the arse if/when you fall behind
- peers to share the process and experience with
- A real (or virtual) celebratory drink
You’ll have a group to work with, as well as me.
What you’ll bring:
- a positive attitude; and
- a sound work ethic.
You can enroll anytime and complete 15 continuous weeks.
If you want to start at the “beginning” then the next week 1 is on 30 Aug 2021. Each meeting is on a Monday from 2pm to 3pm via zoom.
- $550 AUD (inc GST) upfront, pay via the store; or
- $45 or $50 AUD (inc GST) per week. Fill out the sign-up form to arrange pay-by-the-week or to do a banking transfer.
What is covered?
Each week (Mondays from 2pm to 3pm via zoom), we do a check-in, there’s a “lesson” and then open discussion/review of your PhD.
Lesson topics vary, but you can expect:
- Setting up – how your writing station looks, feels, behaves. Your plan and process from where you are now to where you want to be in 15 weeks (i.e. submission)
- What is your argument? – the main point in your thesis.
- Writing your abstract – a tool we can use to help set the scope/boundary of your thesis.
- Thesis Structure – sections. headings. order.
- Using Microsoft suite to write your thesis – some of the tips and tricks that will make writing and collating easier.
- How others write – building your writing skill set by using others’.
- Building resilience as a researcher – knowing you’ll face challenges, we create a plan for responding.
- Seven Slide Presentation – kind of like a three minute thesis, but longer.
- Refining your citations – have you covered the key researchers? Are you biased?
- Submitting your thesis – what’s required to submit.
- Having tough conversations with your supervisor – about your thesis, or your career, or both.
- Talking to your supervisor about your thesis (Managing up) – how to get them to review your thesis as and when you want.
- Staying focused on your PhD – sometimes it is easy to find distractions. We look at ways you can avoid these problems.
- Reviewing your thesis drafts – reviewing a thesis is tough. And, let’s be honest, a bit boring. So, we look at who you can get to help. And how you can make it easier for them (and therefore easier for you).
- What happens after you submit? – looking for work. Planning your next steps and making them happen.