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Learning together to publish: Writing group pedagogies for doctoral publishing

WithCLAIRE AITCHISON

Writing groups have long been a part of the educational landscape. In some contexts writing groups are formal, perhaps even assessable, components of a course of study; elsewhere they are ad hoc, external or adjunct to institutionally prescribed teaching and learning (Gere, 1987). This chapter examines a relatively new phenomenon – writing groups for doctoral students that support their writing of the thesis and writing for publication.