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Overcoming by Understanding Academic Writer’s Block (Webinar)

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

In this webinar, Dr. Aurora Chang, professor of Higher Education at Loyola University Chicago, addresses the state of immobility and powerlessness when writing feels impossible--also known as writer’s block. She focuses on the stories we tell ourselves about who we are as academic writers and how that narration deeply impacts our perceived ability to write. She asks the broad question – how do we revise our self-narratives so that writing feels freeing rather than confining? She also asks the specific question – what are simple, practical ways to overcome academic writing blocks when they hit? The main takeaway? Understanding the roots of your writing block is at the crux of overcoming it.

By the end of the webinar, you will:

  • Reflect on the relationship between academic writing and your personal identity 
  • Understand and re-narrate the stories you tell about your writing identity 
  • Learn short-term and long-term ways to conquer academic writing blocks. 

Duke graduate students can access this webinar sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity through Duke's institutional membership. Find information about how to claim your Duke membership to NCFDD here.

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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Communication
  • Self Awareness