Coaching

image006Many of the best students become “muddled” when writing. With so much to include — literature reviews, background, facts, theories, findings, quotations —  it’s easy to get frustrated.

Even with the best outlines, writers can get lost when deciding how to write the introduction or where to place facts and findings. And then there’s verb tense and citations! Feeling overwhelmed, some writers avoid writing; others cope by writing ‘volumes’ and then drowning in their drafts. Others surf the Internet or Facebook!

Coaching sessions can help you identify obstacles and map out a workable plan to complete your project. As a coach, I listen carefully, reflect ideas and:

  • Explore issues that might be blocking you
  • Identify your writing habits (good and bad)
  • Help you clarify your thesis, primary points, ambiguities
  • Help you identify:
    • supports — faculty, friends, family, writing groups
    • additional research and writing steps
    • small tasks to do when blocked (e.g., add references)
    • what to cut and what to keep
    • when “enough is enough”
    • strategies to help move you forward

Outlines are key to successful writing. In coaching, I help you:

  • Write, or review or revise an outline
  • Create a workable schedule to complete the outline

Coaching provides a nonjudgmental “ear” and support and encouragement so you can focus and move forward.

Coaching Fee: $55 per 1-hour session