Vignette 3 – David – Getting going with writing


David is an Australian student who has come straight through from honours. He is a confident, independent and capable researcher who has now reached the end-stage of his degree. He has to begin writing. While he has had no difficulty to date, he now seems to be procrastinating. He tells you he has writer’s block!

How would you identify what his specific writing problem(s) might be?

What strategies will you use to help him get going with his writing?

What resources are available at your University to help your students with writing problems? Could you use these resources to help you work out how to help students like David?

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