High-output writing programme



Are you stuck trying to write?


Or are you highly productive?

By adopting some simple yet powerful techniques, you can dramatically increase your research output.

The high-output writing programme is based on studies of research productivity. It’s relevant to all researchers, at any stage in your career.

Sample comments from participants

"I love the high-output programme: it allows me to subject my work to the criticism of my peers. Not only has this encouraged me to develop a thick skin, but it has also helped me improve my work immeasurably. I’m getting better every week!"

"The high-output programme has been a lifeline."

"Joining the writing group has helped me plan and improve my writing. I have written so much this year that I can hardly keep up with the editing! I never knew that'd be possible."

"I practise every day - as much as possible - and every day I feel more confident and know I am improving."

More information

This is the only programme of its kind in Australia. It is available to academics and research students. It has been running since 2008.

To get started, read "Hop plan" (below) and follow the guidelines for writing. After you've written on a few days, contact Brian (bmartin@uow.edu.au) and attend the next regular meeting, held 11.30 every Wednesday of the year. Other participants will give you feedback on how you're going and how you can improve.

For advice, you can also talk to current and previous participants, including academics Anu Bissoonauth-Bedford and Xiaoping Gao and postgrads Anneleis Humphries and Jolin Tian.

Reading

Hop plan: detailed guidance on getting started

Template: one way to record the number of new words you write each day and the number of minutes you spend writing them

"Writing": a chapter describing the writing programme, from the book Doing Good Things Better

Brendan Riddick, "Writing a PhD thesis in 10 minutes per day": one participant's personal story

"Learning: how to do it better": ideas from the book How We Learn and their relevance to the writing programme


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Last Modified 29 June 2017, Brian Martin bmartin@uow.edu.au