This site is open to anyone who is determined to get some serious reading and writing done. Join a vibrant community who share the highs and lows of academic writing.
Every May and November we commit to an audacious writing goal and support each other in developing productive writing habits.
What is ACWRIMO?
ACWRIMO is a spin-off from NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month, which takes place around the world every November. AcWriMo, Academic Writing Month, was started in 2011 by Charlotte Frost, founder and director of PhD2Published.
Charlotte explains that the idea is to set yourself a writerly goal and get stuck in. You can expect information, advice and support from the whole community. She indicates that AcWriMo helps us:
- Think about how we write.
- Form a valuable support network for our writing practice.
- Build better strategies and habits for the future.
- And maybe, just maybe, get stuff done!
Find out more about PhD2Published here.
ACWRIMO@RU is a local South African version run through Rhodes University. It is not limited to staff and students of Rhodes University. Everyone is welcome!
How does it work?
Every April and October, participants sign-up here and declare the bold goals they would like to achieve in the AcWriMo of May or November. In doing so, you are joining a community of scholarly peers who will celebrate your victories and commiserate with you when you face a setback.
Check-in weekly during the month of AcWriMo to report on your progress and to see how everyone else in the community is doing.
And that’s not all! Achievement badges are handed out to everyone who meets their goals.
If you have already registered, you can login in on the right or at the bottom of every page. Once you’re logged in, you’ll see your profile name and picture on the right and below.
If you haven’t already registered, hit the button below to join us.
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Join us on the RU Writing? page for dedicated synchronous writing sessions.
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Who are we?
This community site is open to anyone busy writing some form of academic text. It is managed by the Centre for Postgraduate Studies and Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning at Rhodes University in South Africa.
You can contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org.