Links to useful and likeable resources that have been created and compiled by other writing-focused interest groups, educational organizations and institutions around the world.
DoctoralWritingSIG is a forum – a blog – where people who are interested in doctoral writing can “come together to share information, resources, ideas, dreams (perhaps even nightmares!) in a spirit of building knowledge and skills around higher degree research writing.” The group is steered by three internationally leading experts on doctoral writing and supervision: Dr Claire Aitchison, from the University of Western Sydney (Australia), Dr Cally Guerin from the University of Adelaide (Australia), and our own Dr Susan Carter from the University of Auckland (New Zealand). With around 13,000 followers, it is one of the most popular blogs offering specialised advice on writing at doctoral level. Aside from insightful blog posts, it also contains a list of useful reading material on (teaching) doctoral writing.
NB!Writing brings together writing initiatives from universities and university colleges in the Nordic and Baltic region. Their website contains information on the group’s research and pedagogical projects, recent publications, and online resources – such as the Søk & Skriv academic writing resource (available also in English as Search & Write), which was originally developed for tertiary students in Norway.
European Literacy Network (ELN)
The ELN brings together reading and writing research communities across Europe so that they can share and integrate their findings and align their agendas for the common goal of strengthening literacy (incl. digital) capabilities of Europeans. The network’s work is organized in three international and interdisciplinary working groups that run projects to find an integrated and inclusive approach to foundational literacy across Europe, to research developmental aspects of literacy and education in a digital world, and to improve literacy technologies. Aside from information on the various ELN projects, initiatives and publications, the website also links to the network’s many partners within academia and beyond, such as as National Handwriting Association (UK) or SIG Writing (international).
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