Sunday August 26th. The Research School kicks off with an introductory overview of key issues in writing research by David Galbraith (University of Southampton). In this way, junior writing researchers receive a broad overview of the varied research field, both with regard to content and methodological approaches. Afterwards, two poster sessions will be organized to enable/encourage participants to get to know each other’s research (interests), exchange ideas and experiences, and provide peer feedback to one another. Trainers of the Research School will be present during the poster sessions to provide expert feedback on the participants’ research. The day ends with a networking event, specifically aimed at more in-depth discussion between trainees reciprocally and between trainers and trainees.
Monday August 27th and Tuesday August 28th. To foster interaction and discussion and in view of tailoring the Research School to the diversified needs and questions of the participants, we offer parallel sessions. Consequently, participants can choose the topics of their interest and in this way, we can provide intensive training to small groups. The sessions will be organized around the following themes:
- Assessing writing (Monday August 27t)
- Writing processes (Monday August 27th)
- Writing and motivation (Tuesday August 28th)
- Writing interventions (Tuesday August 28th)
Within each of these themes, an expert will provide an overarching introduction. Each introduction is followed by thematic expert-led interactive workshops. Next to the introductions and workshops, we will also provide more general lectures such as ‘How to get your work published’ and ‘What comes after my PhD?’ The Research School ends with a final session in which key issues related to the Research School are summarized and further discussed and elaborated on with the participants.