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Shut Up & Write-a-thon in May

Thursday 17 May, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$15 – $30

Shut Up & Write-a-thon @ Grad House

Join GSA for an evening of dinner and productivity
SOLD OUT! – please book in early for June:

Extended Shut Up & Write sessions are now being offered during most months to support graduate students. SUAW is designed to help graduate students make significant progress in thesis and assignment writing.

We use the Pomodoro Technique (25 minutes writing with 5-minute breaks) and teach the generative method to make sessions as productive as possible. We will provide you with information and resources to power your studies. You can work on anything you like, but you must be writing.

This session is particularly useful for students who undertake paid work during the day and need to study after hours. To ensure you get the most out the session, you will need to commit to attending the whole session (from 6pm – 9:30pm) after registering. Dinner is fully catered at the Graduate House. There will be light snacks and you can bring your own. You will need to tell us if you have special dietary requirements.

What to bring?

1. Laptop computer
This Write-a-thon is about getting as many words written as possible. We recommend a laptop to get the most out of the day. If you do not own your laptop, you may need to borrow one. Note: You will be able to charge your laptop during the Write-a-thon.

2. Key texts only or notes
Think about being stranded on a desert island and having to write your thesis or essay… What three books or journal articles would you take with you? This confronting scenario is the essentials of generative writing and is how you should think of Write-a-thon. Leave your library at home. Think about taking great notes, such as those arranged using the Cornell method or in EndNote.

3. Make yourself comfy
We do our best to provide you with a safe and comfortable environment for the duration of Write-a-thon. You will be sitting down for hours on the day, however, and we will highly encourage regular stretching and short breaks. We also recommend good ergonomic practices, such as using a laptop stand and a wireless mouse and keyboard.

Have questions? Please email programs@gsa.unimelb.edu.au

The location for the half-day is the Graduate House Cochrane & Taylor Room. There is wheelchair access.

Strictly limited places.

By registering for this event, you are committing to attendance.

If you fail to attend without notifying us of compelling reasons we reserve the right to limit your attendance to other SUAW events. Please read the program terms and conditions.

A small charge of $15 covers some of your food and drinks and by paying it you are generously helping support GSA and sponsoring more programs for graduate students.

If you have any queries please email us: programs@gsa.unimelb.edu.au.


Thursday 17 May, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$15 – $30
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Stillwell Room, Graduate House
Stillwell Room, Graduate House
Parkville, Victoria 3053 Australia
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