#Becomingeducational We’ve been thinking about writing…
Over the last few weeks we have been thinking about writing quite a lot: how best to scaffold student writing? How to help university staff help their students love writing? Tom’s also started a series of workshops: Creative Writing for Academic Success (well – you always have to pitch these things that way – you can’t just say: Hey – let’s try this – it’ll be fun and you never know, our writing might improve as well!)
So – in this heady writing atmosphere – it was great to spot this post from: Doctoral Writing – and what wonderful metaphors for writing…
By Claire Aitchison
Doctoral scholars, their supervisors and academics in general, all have intimate relations with writing. It’s our everyday world. Like any intimate relationship, this liaison has its ups and downs: there are times of love and hate, joy and bitterness, times when we resent writing and other times when it brings us comfort and delight. Who hasn’t known what it’s like to fight and wrangle with writing late at night, exhausted, and wishing to cut the ties and run away forever?!
In this post – at the end of Academic Writing Month (AcWriMo) – I use metaphors to explore some of my relationships with writing.
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