FACULTY Workshops



Intro to CSU Writes / Join a Writing Group

FEB 6, 1-2:30PM (LSC 308-10)

This workshop provides information about the multiple ways CSU Writes supports scholarly and research writing this semester as well as writing group best practices. We will also discuss ways to build momentum on your writing projects offerings to support writing more efficiently (even with collaborators and/or graduate students).


Stalled Projects

FEB 19, 1-2:30pm (LSC 312)

This workshop draws on Joli Jensen’s strategies for “reconnecting with, reframing, or relinquishing” stalled writing projects. This workshop is the first of the BUILD MOMENTUM faculty workshop series for Spring 2019.

The first 30 faculty participants in the series will receive a CSU Writes Writing in Progress” Headsweats hat to announce when writing is in progress.


Write for Speed

MAR 6, 1-2:30pm (LSC 372-4)

This workshop covers strategies that help writers draft quickly (and edit slowly) to increase overall writing productivity and satisfaction. It will also explore what it takes to “write for speed” regularly so that writers can build momentum on a project over the semester. This is the second workshop of the BUILD MOMENTUM Series for Spring 2019.


Stop Procrastinating: Make Writing a Habit

APR 9, 1-2:30pm (LSC 322)

This workshop draws on recent studies on procrastination and habit formation to help participants better understand the many (many) reasons why writers put off writing and how they can ease their way into writing more regularly. This is the last workshop of the BUILD MOMENTUM Series for Spring 2019.

CSU Writes "Writing in Progress"

Announce "Writing in Progress" to those who may wish to interrupt your writing time with a CSU Writes "Writing in Progress" writing cap.

Attend one of the February Workshops and receive a cap.

More than a gimmick, writing caps are a tried and true strategy for signaling to other and to yourself that you are "in session."

Stylish and functional and just plain fun, these are high-quality and manufactured by Headsweats. Made for both running and writing at speed!


(It helps our preparations when you RSVP)

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Workshop themes...

CLOCKWORK MUSE offerings explore scheduling for inspired scholarly writing. The title refers to Eviatar Zerubavel's Clockwork Muse. (TIME, MOMENTUM)

WRITE FOR SPEED offerings address strategies for separating drafting from editing to write more efficiently. Sometimes you must "go slow to go fast." (TIME, MOMENTUM)

WRITING AS PRACTICE offerings consider the various ways we write regularly--These workshops tend to bring in new, exciting research/publications from productivity experts on such topics as: "Deep Work," habits of successful academic writers, juggling multiple writing projects (SPACE, TIME, MOMENTUM)

ACADEMIC SYLE offerings consider "the art of summary," jargonitis (chronic & overuse of jargon), qualities of "stinky" academic writing,  elements of stylish academic writing, and tools for English Language Learners (STYLE)

SPECIAL TOPICS offerings include guest speakers and panels who present on such topics as: Women in Academe, "Myths We Stall By," "Becoming a Public Scholar," "Sitting Down to Write Mindfully" and more (SPACE, TIME, MOMENTUM, STYLE)