How Do I Get My Name On That?

Session Description
Academic writing is an earned skill developed through dedicated practice. The process can also be trying and mundane. Scholars create artificial barriers waiting on the perfect facility, time, or inspiration. Ineffective habits such as binge writing impair productivity. Writing as a solitary pursuit facilitates inadequate goal setting. The quality of academic writing can easily become mediocre and stilted, and the pressure of publication can skew work-life balance. This presentation will actively involve scholars in discovering and implementing strategies shared by both Paul J. Silvia in the book “How to Write A Lot” and participants of the Oklahoma State University Educational Media and Technology Student Association Spring 2017 discussion panel, “How Do I Get My Name On That?”. Strategies discussed will include commitment to a daily writing schedule, structured goal setting, and development of accountability groups. The academic publishing process of iterative submission and revision will be detailed. Attendees will discover how to determine to which journals their work is most appropriate for submission, and will develop and share strategies about effectively balancing academic and personal concerns.
Frances Alvarado
Frances Alvarado, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
Frances Alvarado-Albertorio, MS, MLIS is a librarian, journalist, and communication specialist. Her research interest includes transformative learning, diversity in education, and information studies. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student in Educational Technology at Oklahoma State University.
Michelle Robertson
Michelle Robertson, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
Michelle A. Robertson is currently an instructor for the University of Central Oklahoma in Library Sciences in Education. Prior to her current position she was a Library Media Specialist who worked in a Pre-K – 6th grade public school environment. She graduated from University of Oklahoma in 2005 with my Masters in Library and Information Sciences. She started working on my PhD in Technology in Education in the summer of 2014 at Oklahoma State University. Michelle plans to complete her PhD program in the spring 2019. Her current research interest is social media and school principals.
Kathy Essmiller
Kathy Essmiller, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
Kathy Essmiller is a PhD student in Educational Technology with the School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Aviation at Oklahoma State University. Kathy is an OSDE certified teacher, with an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Kansas State University, a Master’s degree in trumpet performance from the University of Central Oklahoma, a Master’s degree in Education from Oklahoma State University, and a Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching from Oklahoma State University. Kathy has five years of secondary level teaching experience in Kansas, and eight years of experience designing and teaching secondary instrumental and general/technology/worship arts music courses in Oklahoma. Most recently Kathy served as the classroom music teacher for a Title 1 elementary school in the Oklahoma City area, and in the 2017-2018 academic year she is teaching Educational Technology to pre-service teachers at Oklahoma State University as well as participating as a Graduate Research Assistant in the OSU Emerging Technologies and Creativity Research Lab. Kathy’s research interests include the leveraging of digital resources to maximize the accessibility of arts instruction for all populations, the empowerment of creativity through playful approaches to study, online education, and the use of emerging technologies to facilitate problem identification and solutions.
Cristina Colquhoun
Cristina Colquhoun, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
Novice, Intermediate

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