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Turbocharge Your Writing

Hugh Kearns is one of the world’s leading experts on graduate student success. He has written ten books on this topic and had three articles published in the journal Nature. He lectures at the top universities around the world and in April he returns to Stanford to provide proven strategies for turbocharging 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 is 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.
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Registration Process

Turbocharge your Writing will take place on Wednesday, Apr. 6 from 4:30-6:30 PM

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Open to all current Stanford graduate students; space is limited.

Application deadline: Thursday, Mar. 31,  2016


Hugh Kearns

Upcoming Events in this Program

March 31, 2016 (All day)
April 6, 2016 - 4:30pm
Cypress Lounge

Past Events in this Program

April 16, 2015 - 4:15pm
April 9, 2015 (All day)