Workshop "How to Beat the Writer’s Block"
Those who have ever experienced the writer’s block know how frustrating this may be: when you have your article or review deadline approaching, but something inside you impedes your writing and, what is worse, it may last for days, weeks, or even months. With a lot of psychological tips helping to overcome this condition available on the Internet, not many of them are really helpful. So, at this seminar we will consider the notion of self-regulation and discuss why it is important to apply it to the process of writing in English. We will also look at some of the self-regulating writing strategies that are necessary to use while engaging in writing activities and, what is more, we will go together through a set of practical exercises that will help us make these strategies part of our usual writing routine.
Speaker: Natalia Ivanova-Slavianskaia, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the School of International Relations of Saint-Petersburg State University, a teacher of General English and ESP, the author of courses in Academic Writing. In 2018 Natalia completed a MSc course in Applied Linguistics (Teaching English in University Settings) at Oxford University, having explored the problem of Russian learners’ self-regulating writing strategies as the topic of her Masters dissertation. Since 2010, Natalia has been working as a Speaking Examiner for Cambridge Assessment.
Target audience: HSE teachers, researchers, and graduate students
Date & Time: October 2, 17:30 - 20:00