Thursday, 6 October 2011

Salford and Minnesota launch writing challenge

A new project encouraging researchers to share writing and provide peer feedback was launched this week.
'The Writing Researcher' is an online collaboration between the Universities of Salford and Minnesota, and is open to all postgraduate and early career researchers. Participation involves responding to regular writing prompts (or 'memes') which are posted on the 'Writing Researcher' project blog. Researchers compose something on this given theme on their own blogs (the project facilitators can help with setting up individual blogs). The shared topic acts as a springboard for discussions about writing and writing practices, and participants are encouraged to provide feedback on one another's writing.

Through these interactions, participants should improve the fluency of their writing, as well as establishing an international, interdisciplinary peer network.

New prompts will be given every fortnight. The first prompt is all about writing in plain English. You can find more information on the project website here:
or contact Cristina Costa ( ) in Research and Innovation for more details.

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