Reignite Your Documentation: A High-Intensity Interval Writing Workshop




Edwards, Brenna
Kim, Hyeeyoung

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Texas Digital Library


Did your New Year’s resolution include 'Document all my workflow and tools'? Still on your to-do list? If you need motivation and guidance, join us in this High Intensity Interval Writing workshop to make a difference right here, right now. We will help you develop a strategy to create documentation that you need but never have the time to develop.

Through the UT Digital Preservation group, the speakers of this workshop led six local Docuthons—a blend of Documentation and Hackathon— between September 2023 to March 2024. Drawing on the speakers' experience in organizing those events, this workshop is structured so attendees kick off their documentation draft and receive initial feedback. For each stage of the workshop, the speakers will blend practical advice from experienced technical writers with the Pomodoro Technique. This approach will allow attendees the opportunity to gain knowledge and apply what they have learned. After brainstorming, drafting, editing, and feedback sessions, attendees will leave with drafted documentation and resources to help them publish the documentation.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive with a documentation topic in mind or existing documentation to work on, whether as simple as making a sandwich or as complex as preserving born-digital materials.


TCDL 2024 Session W2, Tuesday, 5/21/2024, 8:00 am to 9:30 am | Moderated by Jane Scott, UT Southwestern Medical Center | Workshop | Professional Development