Round up of academic writing month 2016

Why spend a month focusing on your academic writing? As Anna Tarrant puts it:

“…academic writing is a problem. It’s a problem because it is still the primary way we share our research and gain esteem. It’s a problem because the long-form writing we have to do as PhD students can feel more like purgatory than an apprenticeship. And it’s a problem because few of us start our careers with positive attitudes to writing or having established a regular and sustainable writing practice.

Anna Tarrant is a research Associate in the faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University and managing editor of PhD2Published

 PhD2Published is a web based resource and community that hosts academic publishing advice. In 2011, inspired by National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Phd2Published launched Academic Writing Month (AcWriMo). The goal of AcWriMo is to help participants develop better, sustainable academic writing habits. AcWriMo is aimed at the specific needs of academic writers at all stages of their career, from undergraduates to well established professors. Held each November, the online event has participants from around the world sharing their joys and trials of achieving their month’s writing target.

We have curated the best blogs, PDFs, tools, advice and of course cartoons from AcWriMo 2016 here:-


Diana Hayes
A key part of the founding team, Diana is achievement-oriented, forward-thinking and strategic in creating a high-yielding network of interested academics, universities and related associations. Her research and content have created genuine engagement amongst both candidates and employers resulting in a network of 250,000 academics. Diana’s experience is in sales, marketing, event management and business development.

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