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Dissertations - Writing with Power, OR "Academic" Is No One's First Language


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Dissertations - Writing with Power, OR "Academic" Is No One's First Language

  1. 1. “Dissertation” is no one’s first language (and neither is “Academic”) <br />writing with power … means getting power over yourself & over the writing process<br />- Peter Elbow, U Massachusetts-Amherst<br />
  2. 2. Michael Small @<br />
  3. 3. Norman Jackson, Developing Creativity Through Lifewide Education<br />
  4. 4. K<br />W<br />H<br />L<br />AQ<br />C<br /> <br /><br />
  5. 5. Flourishing<br />To flourish means to live within an optimal range of human functioning, one that connotes goodness, generativity, growth and resilience.<br />positive affect<br />widens scope of attention<br />broadens behavioral repertoires / flexibility<br />increases intuition and creativity<br />positive impact on physical and mental health<br />“Positive Affect and Complex Dynamics of Human Flourishing” American Psychologist<br />
  6. 6. Resilience<br />selection from Robert Boice’sHow Writers Journey to Comfort and Fluency (1994 <br />
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  8. 8. No more “Yes, but…”<br />More of “Yes, and…”<br />
  9. 9. think dialectically<br />employ practical logic <br />know how (& why) you (don’t) knowengage in critical reflection<br />RESEARCH = LEARNING = WORK<br />
  10. 10. We write to work out what we think.Barbara Kamler and Pat Thomson<br />READING TO LEARN<br />WRITING TO LEARN<br />RESPONSES TO LEARNING<br />
  11. 11. Test<br />Gather Data<br />Create<br />Reflect<br />
  12. 12. Work<br />Out Ideas<br />Work Out Ideas<br />Work Ideas<br />One<br />
  13. 13. Writing to Learn: Possible Pathways<br /><br />
  14. 14. P romoting<br />O utstanding<br />W riting for <br />E xcellence in <br />R esearch<br />P romoting <br />O urselves<br />W riting for <br />E ngaging in <br />R esearch<br /><br />