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Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond


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Chapter 1 Introduction: Writing groups for doctoral and scholarly writing by Claire Aitchison (University of Western Sydney) and Cally Guerin (University of Adelaide)

Chapter 2 Writing together, for many reasons by Anthony Pare (McGill University, Canada)

Chapter 3 Pick-n-Mix: A Typology of Writers' by Groups by Sarah Haas (University of Ghent, Belgium)

Chapter 4 Doctoral students create new spaces to write by Rowena Murray (University of Strathclyde, Scotland)

Chapter 5 Scaffolding the thesis writing process: An ongoing writing group for international research students by Linda Li (University of Canberra, Australia)

Chapter 6 The writing group as gift by Cally Guerin (University of Adelaide, Australia)

Chapter 7 `If they're not laughing, watch out!': Emotion and risk in postgraduate writers' circles by Lucia Thesen (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Chapter 8 Learning from multiple voices: Intertextuality, feedback and authority in doctoral writing groups by Claire Aitchison (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Chapter 9 The transparent transaction: Writing groups in the development of academic writers and writing mentors by Michelle Maher (University of South Carolina, USA)

Chapter 10 A weekly dose of applause! Connectedness and playfulness in the Thesis Marathon by Judith Wolfsberger (The writers' studio, Austria)

Chapter 11 Circles of trust: The generous embrace of academic writing retreats by Barbara Grant and Sally Knowles (Auckland University, New Zealand; Edith Cowan University, Australia)

Chapter 12 Listening to doctoral students talk about research writing and groups: Implications for doctoral programs by Doreen Starke-Meyerring (McGill University, Canada)

Chapter 13 An intimate circle: Reflections on writing as women in higher education by Agnes Bosanquet, Jayde Cahir, Elaine Huber, Christa Jacenyik-Trawoeger and Margot McNeill (Macquarie University, Australia)

Chapter 14 Shut up and write! Facilitating informal learning in doctoral education (with `no critiquing, exercises, lectures, ego, competition or feeling guilty') by Inger Mewburn, Lindy Osborne, Glenda Caldwell and Tseen Khoo (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; Queensland University of Technology; Queensland University of Technology; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia)

About the Author

Claire Aitchison is Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Literacies at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. She is an emerging scholar with a growing reputation in the use of writing groups in doctoral education and for the support of academic publishing. Cally Guerin is Lecturer in Researcher Education and Development at the School of Education, University of Adelaide, Australia. Her research and publications focus on doctoral education, with a particular interest in writing skills development for both international and local doctoral students.

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