12 Days of SoTL: Day 11

Winterscene bare trees reflecting in a river backlid by morning sun

Write about your SoTL

Normally in SoTL publications, and specifically when we engage in a reflexive practice piece, we would write in 1st person, which can feel very awkward when you are used to writing in 3rd person. Whilst there is nothing intrinsically wrong with writing in 3rd person, you will still have to acknowledge your positionality in your inquiry/research.

Very often time and headspace to write are a significant obstacle, you might find a lot of tips and a bit of ranting in the following article. However, it was too much text for an advent calendar. You can read it here https://activehighered.blog/2019/08/19/how-to-get-back-into-academic-writing/

sun rises behind bare trees on frosty morning
New Year Morning Sun (c)drnsheridan

Also please feel free to drop-in any time during the online writing session, where we undertake goal setting and keep the video open in the background to create that peer-environment which is so successful in writing groups. So far the feeback was positive. However, you can also join to ask question, as the software I am using permits breakout rooms so people can have discussions without disturbing anyone. The next writing session is:

Monday, the 16th of December from 9-11 am here: https://uofglasgow.zoom.us/j/553720814

You can also follow the academic writing community on Twitter with #AcWri or #AcWriMo or #AcademicWriting hashtags. Some people to follow on Twitter who provide a lot of good advice and resources on their Blogs are Prof Rich Furman @WriteNThrive and Dr Vik Turbine @VikTurbine.

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