JUST KEEP WRITING!
This month we are trying to stay consistent with our writing practice as job market activities intensify. You may have reconfigure your writing schedule or reduce the amount of time you write each day. The goal, however, is continue being engaged with your writing and dissertation progress.
Maintain your writing schedule with at least one or two days off a week. We recommend writing for at least 30 minutes and no longer than 4 hours on most days.
Continue to track your writing and document your writing practice with a weekly or monthly Writing Reflection if it helps you.
Continue to consult and revise your "Unschedule" if it helps you.
Continue checking in with your writing partners via text, phone, or virtual meetings. Let them know what you did and how you are feeling, focusing more on the writing process and less on the content of what you did. Try scheduling a shared time to write together.
PARTNERS FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
Arón and Brenda
Roxana and Lisa
Luz and Valentina
MONTHLY PROGRAM CHECK-IN
Check in over Zoom with entire cohort on Thursday, October 27 at 1:00 pm CST
UPDATE YOUR IUPLR DIRECTOR:
Everyone is required to send an email with their plan to their university's IUPLR Director by November 1.
Let them know how you are doing thus far with your dissertation and summarize your plan for the second half of the fellowship.
Attach your revised Timeline to Completion and Task-Based Dissertation Plan.
Thursday, October 27 at 1:00 pm CST
Activities for Our October 27 Meeting
Check in with each other
Tell us about your writing process for the month
Tell us about your plan for meeting with your mentor
If relevant, tell us how the job market process is going
Share your updated Timeline to Completion and Task-Based Dissertation Plan with the group. We will workshop these documents in preparation for sending them to your IUPLR Director.
Due November 1
Email your IUPLR Director with updates and share your timeline and plan with them by November 1.