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Mastering the Academic Article | July 11- Aug. 12

Mon, July 11, 2016

through Fri, Aug. 12, 2016

Facilitated by: Rich Furman

This four-week, online workshop teaches scholars the tools they need to successfully write and publish scholarly articles. It adopts a strengths-based, developmental approach that deconstructs evidence-based strategies unknown to most scholars. Conducted by an internationally known writing coach, therapist and professor, participants develop the capacity to more effectively craft articles through extensive video lectures, writing exercises, online discussions and weekly calls with learning partners. All participants will receive two coaching sessions with the facilitator as part of the workshops.

Orientation the week of July 11th, along with your first assignments.

Live calls on Tuesdays at 12:00 noon New York time/US Eastern Time

  • July 19
  • July 26
  • Aug 2
  • Aug 9

Learning Objectives:
This workshop will help participants master skills and knowledge in several areas:

  1. Writing productivity and understanding the psychosocial
    barriers to writing
  2. Idea generation
  3. Creating effective article architecture/structure
  4. The “modes” of academic writing
  5. Developing skills in writing the “common” sections of articles
  6. Learn to evaluate and select journals for maximum success
  7. Developing effective techniques to managing the peer review process


  1. Master methods of writing productivity
  2. Make significant progress on an article, and hopefully submit
    it during the summer!
  3. Develop tools for breaking through personal blocks and barriers
    that hinder writing, productivity and scholarly success.
  4. Develop several “magic paragraphs” that will become new articles.
  5. Develop life-long and regular practices for successful article writing.

Live Group Calls:

  1. Each week for the 4 weeks everyone will participate in a group
    conference call.
  2. Calls will be held on Tuesdays of each week for 1.5 hours.
  3. The time for the calls is 12 noon NY time/ Eastern US Time –
    please see the WorldClock website to convert to your own time zone.

How to register:
Go to: www.taosinstitute.net/mastering-the-academic-article-reg-form

Registration Fee: (US dollars)
$300 (register by July 1, 2016)
Late registration fee (after July 1) $400

Facilitator/Presenter Bio:

Rich Furman, MSW, Ph.D., is Professor of Social Work at the University of Washington Tacoma and author of the acclaimed, “Practical Tips for Publishing Scholarly Articles.” Rich’s mission is to empower academics to maximize their strengths and transcend their psychosocial barriers so they can build powerful careers and thrive. In addition to having conducted workshops around the world on scholarly writing and publishing, he provides individualized coaching to doctoral students and scholars of all academics ranks, in all academic and professional disciplines. He is the author of over 15 books and over 120 peer-reviewed articles. His areas of interest include globalization and social work, men and masculinities, the criminalization of immigration, and expressive qualitative methodologies.