At this PhD course focus is on the writing process. You will learn new writing tools, reflect on your own writing practice, get a lot of writing done and hopefully, create a permanent writing group

Offered by: AAU’s Doctoral Schools of Humanities

Teacher: Mirjam Godskesen, PhD 

Place: AAU, Copenhagen

Time: Tuesdays 9.00-12.00

Date: 13 August, 27 August, 10 September, 24 September, 22 October 

Questions related to course, please contact: Mirjam Godskesen,, mobile +45 6166 7239

ECTS point: Participants are granted 2 ECTS points

Participation: You are welcome to sign up even though there is one day you cannot participate but it is mandatory to be there on the first course day.

Course structure, content and dates:

The course is structured as 5 half-day workshops. At each workshop, new tools/approaches will be introduced and others will be repeated. Participants write individually for at least 1,5 hours followed by reflections on the writing process in groups. The content of the course is:

  • Speed writing and how to use it
  • Writing goals - how to make them specific
  • Distinguish between different phases in the writing process
  • Utilise smaller spans of time for writing and thereby keep the writing process going
  • How to tell the good story and make it into a scientific article
  • Different ways to give feedback
  • Work styles, to make realistic plans and to create a writing group

Before each workshop a short reflection (1/2 page) on the writing process since the last workshop is handed in. One month after the last workshop a 2-page reflection paper is submitted.


Number of participants: The number of participants is limited to 24 and PhD students from Humanities are given priority.

Deadline: 5 August 2019.

Background literature

Gardiner, M. & Kearns, H. (2012), The ABCDE of Writing: Coaching high-quality high-quantity writing, International Coaching Psychology Review, Vol. 7 No 2, (opens in firefox)

C. Aitchinson & C. Guerin (Ed.) (2014), Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond, Routledge.