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Turbocharge your writing

For HDR Students
Presenter Dr Maria Gardiner (IThinkWell)
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Research Degrees
Location Online
Open to HDR candidates
Turbocharge your writing

Would you like to know the secret to high output, low-stress scholarly writing? In academia, it is often assumed that writing comes naturally. However, an overwhelming body of research shows that there are very clear and practical strategies that can greatly increase your writing productivity.

This workshop will help you to understand:

  • why it's hard to get started
  • how we deliberately use distractions to slow down writing
  • the principles of quick starting
  • how to deal with destructive internal beliefs
  • how to set a writing plan and stick to it
  • how to set achievable goals by writing in a silo
  • how to greatly increase the number of actual words you produce
  • how to clarify your thinking, and improve the quality of your work.


About the speaker:

Dr Maria Gardiner (Thinkwell) BA (Hons) MPsych (Clinical) PhD

Over the last 20 years Maria has worked with many of Australia's medical and academic leaders along with many thousands of early career researchers and PhD students.

She consults with over half of the universities in Australia on a regular basis. She is a presenter and communicator, delivering powerful presentations to thousands of participants in seminars in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. She also coaches high performing research groups. The basis of Maria’s work is to focus on what characteristics and attitudes create the
highest possible performance and then translate this into practical, useable strategies that are informal and easy to absorb.

Maria is also a respected researcher, holding a research associate position in the School of
Psychology at Flinders University. As a co-author with Hugh Kearns, she has published five
books that are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.

This workshop is a part of the Research Enhancement Program

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