The following have been designed to offered targeted support and resources for CSU’s research writers as we work remotely during “Shelter in Place.”
See individual offering pages for more information on FACULTY, DOC, GRAD Events (workshops & retreats) or about joining Writing Groups or Manuscript/Proposal Feedback Groups.
Download additional Writing Related Guides on the GUIDES page (under the Resources tab).
show up & write. on TEAMS
Set and meet your research writing goals while working remotely.
Drop-in writing sessions.
Monday-Thursday 8am – 5pm.
Schedule regular sessions in your calendar.
Sponsored sessions for Faculty & Researchers of Color and RiSE.
More information on the show up & write. page.
Helpful COVID-19 & Research Writing READS
Select your reading (online or offline) during this time with care and intention. Read what will fuel your research, your mind, your well-being, and your growth as a writer. Unplug everyday for extended periods to read the sky and a book.
Michelle Cox, “Guidance for Faculty: Getting & Staying Connected with International Students.” Knight Writing Institute, Cornell.
Mindi Thompson, “How Faculty Members Can Best Cope with the Stresses of COVID-19,” Inside Higher Education.
Aisha Ahmad, “Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure.” The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Aisha Ahmad, “Productivity and Happiness under Sustained Disaster Conditions.” Chronicle Vitae. (4.13.2020)
Laurie Penny, ”Productivity is not Working” Wired. (4.17.2020)
Kristina Quynn and Gillian Bowser, “Science, writing, and sharing in the age of pandemic: Write. Often. Better. Together.” AAAS: Science & Technology Policy Fellowships. (4.22.2020)
Cal Newport. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World (2019).
Patricia Goodson, Becoming an Academic Writer: 50 Exercises for Paced, Productive, and Powerful Writing (2016).
Helen Sword. Air & Light & Time & Space. (2017)
Joli Jenson. Write No Matter What (2017)
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less (2016)
Tuesday Talks: "Shelter in Place" & Research Writing
Guided discussion sessions for postdocs (12pm), graduate students (1pm), and faculty (2pm). The sessions run for 45-50 minutes. The topics are selected to support our research writing as we work remotely as part of the Covid-19 “Shelter at Home” health protocols.
Each week’s discussion is grounded in current studies of knowledge work or research writing. The sessions are held on ZOOM. Register and receive Zoom Access (password) below.
Week & Topic
APRIL 14: SOLITUDE & RESEARCH WRITING
APRIL 21: JUST WHELMED
APRIL 28: REST & GRIT
MAY 5: COLLABORATION
MAY 12: TRANSITIONS
Discussion Times & Groups
12 -12:50pm POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
1 -1:50pm GRADUATE STUDENTS
2 – 2:50pm FACULTY & RESEARCHERS