Anne has agreed I can forward this suggestion to the list about having a writing session - it does sound interesting to me.
> -----Original Message-----
> Dear Steve
> Thanks for your email about the PG strand of BAAL.
> I've been working in the field of Academic Literacies for a number of
> years and am also undertaking a research degree. On the one hand I teach
> on a number of writing development programmes for students at all levels
> of study and work with tutors to embed writing within their courses and
> so on. But on the other hand, as a research student, I struggle to get
> anything down on paper at all.
> Your email has spurred me to think that it would be really useful and
> fun to have a writing session at the conference during which we would
> work on a piece of our own writing, offer each other constructive
> feedback, plan next stages etc etc.
> So often when I run writing sessions for research students, those who
> come forward are from disparate disciplinary backgrounds who do not
> really understand each other's work. In the arena of a BAAL conference,
> however, we should have some common theoretical understandings and this
> would be a really useful basis for working together.
> Let me know if you are interested in this idea. It would make me get on
> and do some writing too!
> Kind regards
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