Welcome! If you’d like to join this academic writing group for the summer, leave a comment. Specify your summer goal, if you can. if you’re not sure what that is yet, you can join now and decide in the next couple weeks. In general, it works best if you can have a single project goal for the session. (This is not a hard and fast rule, but do consider that focusing on one project can be beneficial for you and for the group.) Commit to posting every week (excluding vacations; see below), even if you haven’t accomplished anything. (To quote Dame Eleanor, “We’ve all had bad weeks. Just face it and move on.”)
Here are the details:
Dates: May 14-August 24 (15 weeks)
Requirements: Check in weekly in the comments of the weekly post (see below for vacations, etc.), and comment on other people’s check ins.
Check in times: Friday morning-Sunday evening (US-Pacific Standard Time)
Check in structure: Please include the following
- Goal: The past week’s goals
- Accomplished: What you accomplished during the week
- Analysis: An analysis of what worked/what didn’t
- Next Goal: The next week’s goals
- Next Check In (optional): Your next check in date, if you’re planning to miss any number of weeks
Drop policy: If you don’t check in for three weeks (unless you specify an absence) you will be dropped.
Each check-in post will have a theme (I’ll check in in the comments, like everyone else), which you’re welcome to respond to in your comment.
I’ll post a preliminary group member list on Thursday, May 10, and you can specify there what your first weekly goal will be. If you can’t ramp up for a couple of weeks, feel free to postpone your first goal. Just be sure to check in with “no goal yet.” I’ll be happy to add people to the group through June 1.
If you have questions, feel free to leave a comment or send me a message through the contact tab above.
Now, let’s get some summer writing done!
–Your humble host, Amstr