ANU AcWriMo (Academic Writing Month) 2021

ANU AcWriMo (Academic Writing Month) 2021

Need to get some writing done before the end of the year? November is academic writing month! Join the HDR community online for a festival of writing, set your writing goals and have some company along the way. 

Why do it? 

Writing always seems to take longer than we expect, and for lots of us it’s really very hard work – so we procrastinate and procrastinate… Breaking through your usual barriers and establishing the habit of writing is very motivating. AcWriMo will kickstart your writing and provide a community to help you succeed. 

How does it work?   

You decide how many words you are going to write each day, or how many hours you will devote to writing each day. Aim high, but within reach. At the end of each day enter your output for the day; at the end of each week, tally the results and brag about your total. Sign up here and register your output here.


We’ve also scheduled a series of writing events during November.

AcWriMo Workshops

How to enjoy thesis writing


03 Nov 10am-12pm

Finding writing energy with the right support

10 Nov 10am-12pm

Honing your peer review skills

17 Nov 10am-12pm

Thriving in your PhD

24 Nov 10am-12pm

Maintaining writing enjoyment beyond AcWriMo

Write like an Olympian


04 Nov 2pm-3pm

Setting the bar for writing success

09 Nov 2pm-3pm

Deliberate practice for productive writing

18 Nov 2pm-3pm

Performing when it counts

23 Nov 2pm-3pm

(Self) Coaching and feedback

Writing in company – value+


05 Nov 10am-12pm

Writing in company-value+

12 Nov 10am-12pm

Writing in company-value +

16 Nov 2pm-4pm

Writing in company-value+

22 Nov 2pm-4pm

Writing in company -value+

How to write


01 Nov 11am-12:30pm

How to plan your last year of writing

02 Nov 2pm-4pm

How to diagram your writing

08 Nov 2pm-4pm

How to write logically connected sentences

11 Nov 2pm-4pm

How to write with less word clutter

15 Nov 2pm-4pm

How to write more compelling sentences

19 Nov 9am-10:30am

How to write clearer sentences

25 Nov 9am-11am

How to write a more powerful paragraph

26 Nov 9am-11am

How to write about other people's research

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