Academic writing with free writing

Activity time: Activities range from 1-10 minutes.

Types of media: PowerPoint File


Sarah Johnson, Sandra Sinfield & Tom Burns (NTU/ Learn Higher)


Workshop activities on academic writing, including a powerpoint download outlining activities.


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This information/resource was last updated in June 2021.

This post was originally added to LearnHigher on: January 14, 2012

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This workshop looks at different free write activities that can be used to unblock academic writing – and hopefully introduce the notion of write to learn (and thus drafting and re-drafting work). Links to Peter Elbow video clips – and a light and accessible free write activity, ‘the path’, that can just be fun, can be elaborated upon to support a creative writing session – or can be discussed as a demonstration of just how much can be written when time and space is made for the task.


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