Summer Academic Writing Retreat—Jumpstart Your Summer Research!

MSU Summer 2013 Registration

Date: Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21
Time:  8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Alumni Center, Hospitality Room
Faculty Facilitator:  Stephanie Norander, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
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This interdisciplinary academic writing retreat is designed to:

  • Create a motivated and positive environment that fosters excellent work
  • Encourage productivity through peer accountability and immediate feedback
  • Help you start off your summer by completing a writing project

The retreat includes five days of committed writing time, mini-sessions on removing productivity challenges and fostering good writing habits, and feedback on writing style, grammar, and more. The retreat is open to anyone working on a scholarly writing project. The goal is for each participant to arrive with a work in progress and leave with a manuscript prepared for submission.

Writing Retreat Session Agenda:

8:00–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30–9:15 a.m. Discussion Session
9:15–9:30 a.m. Settle In
9:30–12:00 p.m. Writing Time
12:00–1:00 p.m. Luncheon
1:00–3:30 p.m. Writing Time
3:30–4:30 p.m. Debriefing Session

The cost of the retreat is $150.  The Summer Writing Retreat is noncredit fee waiver benefit eligible and payment is completed online through the registration process.

Please register in My Learning Connection.  Click Course Catalog, Show All Classes and search the dropdown Category, Professional Development – Teaching and Learning. Online registration is open until June 12th with limited seating.  For registration assistance contact HR Employee Development & Performance at 6-5779. Cancellation Policy: Fees are non-refundable after June 12, 2013.

For more information, contact the FCTL or visit the event website or calendar page.

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