Presse & Kommunikation

Workshop with Professor Helen Sword: "The Writing Habits of Successful Academics"

06.11.2018

The workshop will take place on 6 November 2018. Advance registration is requested.

"Publish or perish" is the mantra of the successful academic. Yet few academics have been explicitly trained as writers, and fewer still have been schooled in the intricate art of maintaining research productivity without sacrificing work-life balance. Professor Helen Sword (University of Auckland/New Zealand) has surveyed more than 1,300 academics from across the disciplines and around the world to find out about their professional formation as writers, their daily work habits, and their habits of mind. In this workshop, you will learn about the BASE habits of successful academic writers - behavioural, artisanal, social and emotional - and develop your own customized blueprint for building a more productive writing practice from the ground up.

Sword will come to Heidelberg University of Education at the invitation of the Masters degree in E-learning and Media Education. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, 6 November 2018. The beginning is 14.00 pm in room A.307 (Im Neuenheimer Feld 561/562). Please register until 24 October with Tanja Lehmann (lehmann2@remove-this.ph-heidelberg.de).

For additional information, please go to www.ph-heidelberg.de/elmeb.

About

Professor Helen Sword is a scholar, poet and award-winning teacher whose recent books include Stylish Academic Writing (Harvard 2012), The Writer's Diet (Chicago 2016) and Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write (Harvard 2017). She is the Director of the Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education at the University of Auckland and the recipient of several major research and teaching awards, including the 2013 HERDSA-TERNZ medal for tertiary education research with a major impact and a 2017 University of Auckland Research Excellence Award. Her popular academic writing workshops have taken her to more than 70 universities, conferences and institutes in North America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa. See her website (www.helensword.com) for links to her books, her digital poetry and the Writer's Diet test, a free diagnostic tool for writers.