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Campus Workshop: University of Notre Dame

When: 11/08/2012
2:00 PM ET
Where: 101 Debartolo Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 
United States
Contact: Dorea Jackson

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Writing, Procrastination, and Resistance:  How to Identify Your Writing Blocks and Move Through Them
By:  Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD 

Do you keep putting off your writing and waiting for large blocks of uninterrupted time to get it done?

Do you regularly engage in procrastination and avoidance when it comes to your writing projects?

Have you ever wondered why it is that you really want to write, but just don't do it until there's a looming external deadline?

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • What resistance is and why academic writers experience it in pursuit of work we want and need to complete
  • How to identify what's holding you back from writing and completing your ___________ (article, dissertation, book manuscript, grant proposal, etc...)
  • The three most common types of writing blocks and how to move around them
  • How to create the types community, support and accountability for your writing that will help you to move from resistance into writing.


Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD is President of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.  Her scholarship has focused on interracial families, biracial identity, and the politics of racial categorization.  She is author of two books: Beyond Black and Raising Biracial Children, as well as over two dozen articles and book chapters on multiracial youth. After Dr. Rockquemore became a tenured professor, her focus shifted to improving conditions for pre-tenure faculty by creating supportive communities for professional development, writing productivity and work/life balance.  Her award-winning work with under-represented faculty led to the publication of her most recent book: The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul. Through the NCFDD, Dr. Rockquemore provides workshops for new faculty at colleges across the United States, writes a weekly advice column for Inside Higher Education, and works with a select group of new faculty each semester in the NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program. 

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