Building your writing muscle: Using deliberate practice as a strategy for improvement

Online via Teams

Held as part of Academic Writing Month 2022. Find out more at

This free online workshop will use the metaphor of the Couch to 5K running programme for thinking about writing improvement. It will present the key principles and discuss how we can use them to develop an Academic Writing Boot up programme.

Together we will explore ways in which you can use deliberate practice to improve any aspect of your writing. It will address these topics:

- Writing as a complex skill that can be improved – Importance of fluency to success in writing – Role of working memory and mental representations in fluent writing – Using targeted reflection to identify blockers to writing using the BASE model – Using deliberate repetition to improve any aspect of writing skill.