The aim of the RSA Online Writing Group is to provide RSA members and interested participants with a space to continue working on draft papers, chapters and theses. This new initiative is led by the RSA Student Representative Vanessa Guerra and RSA Early Career Representative Frances Brill.
Online writing sessions were initially set up by PhD communities in San Francisco, and have spread globally since. During the two-hour long RSA Online Writing Group sessions we will have time for a brief informal chat and get to know one another, followed by an intense writing period. Afterwards, there is the opportunity for a virtual chat over coffee or tea. The sessions are open to anyone, but places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis with preference given to current RSA members.
The type of writing is open – you might want to work on tricky paper revisions that keep eliding you, that proposal to transform your thesis into a manuscript, or a first draft of your methods. It will be a chance to reflect on approaches to writing in academia, informally, with other scholars.
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About the RSA
The Regional Studies Association (RSA) in a learned society and membership organisation bringing together academics and policymakers working in regional research, development and policy. The RSA publishes five journals, two book series, an online magazine and blog, funds research and awards excellence in the field, delivers knowledge exchange and provides networking opportunities and training for the global regional studies and wider community. For more information and to become an RSA member, please visit our membership pages.
Our inaugural Online Writing Group was a great success and we had a number of researchers in various stages of their careers and of different nationalities present:
We had a great second session of our RSA Online Writing Group with participants from seven different countries. Thank you to all for being there and good luck with your writing.