R2G2: Good Writing Practice
So you have your research idea and you know what your funding body is looking for, now it’s time to write…
- But where do you start?
- Do you feel overwhelmed that this task is much bigger than you?
- Is it daunting planning the future of your research career?
- How do you find time to fit writing into your already busy schedule?
- When you eventually find time to write, how do you focus and stop procrastinating?
In this session David Rasch will explore these common feelings towards writing and will provide tools to successfully overcome these obstacles.
Lunch will be provided and there will be time for networking with your peers
David Rasch is a psychologist and award-winning writer, with over 25 years of experience working with writers who struggle with blocks, procrastination, and other writing productivity problems. He has worked as a therapist, workshop leader, writing consultant, Director at Stanford University’s Faculty Staff Help Center; and currently serves as the Stanford University Ombuds.
He has delivered talks and workshops on writing productivity with faculty authors at state and national conferences and has spoken to numerous groups at Stanford and other universities nationwide. His approach to assisting writers includes the use of compassion, humor, and pragmatism, and he combines insights from his background as a psychologist with practical advice for negotiating the daily challenges of writing. In addition to The Blocked Writer’s Book of the Dead, his writing includes a chapter in the edited volume Process and Organizational Redesign, several magazine and newsletter articles, and more than a hundred songs
R2G2 is a monthly seminar series specially designed for junior faculty across both Stanford School of Engineering and School of Medicine. These sessions will cover all aspects of grant writing, delivered through panel sessions, workshops and focused talks. R2G2 will also provide unique networking opportunities, enabling cross faculty collaborations and multidisciplinary partnerships. R2G2 will ensure that junior faculty have all the tools and strategies to lead them to grant success and on to independent research careers.
Jointly sponsored by Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, and School of Engineering Research Administration.