This summer, we founded the DiSH Lab Summer Writing Awesome Group (SWAG). Each week, we meet for a few hours to write together. What are we writing? As Dr. T emphasizes, academic writing is anything that will advance our research/career, such as publications, grants, applications, etc. It’s extremely motivating, and we all enjoy holding each other accountable to setting aside time that is dedicated to writing each week. We’ve been using the Pomodoro Technique, where we write for 25 minutes then take a break and chat for 5 minutes.
Dr. T also sponsors snacks for our weekly SWAG – and in DiSH Lab tradition, we of course have something healthy (like fruit) and something unhealthy (like cookies)!