Level 5* GrumpyMonkey 4,314 Posted July 9, 2012 Level 5* Share Posted July 9, 2012 Hi everyone. I am going to be in charge of a dissertation writing group at my university. I expect somewhere between 10 and 25 members from all sorts of academic disciplines to attend. What do we do? We just sit in silence and write. Yeah, I know it's not going to be popular like a Lady Gaga concert or anything, but the university is generously funding food and drinks, so I am sure people will come:)I was wondering if there was a way I could incorporate Evernote into this, because it would be nice to have a bit more of a sharing element in it. We obviously don't collaborate in the extent that someone in a business environment would, because we are working on our own original research, but we do talk over progress and discuss ideas. Usually, this is just informally in groups of three or four at most.1) I need to have a sign-up system. We have used Doodle to do sign-ups in the past, and it works OK, but there is no waiting list (for when people end up being unable to attend) and no "check-in" (I'd like them to check-in two days before to confirm they will come, and if they don't, that will free up space for others). I am thinking Evernote's shared notebook won't work well for this (this is open to thousands of graduate students, and I won't know who is interested until they actually sign up), but I am not sure. So, if not Evernote or Doodle, any ideas?2) I am thinking that it would be interesting to have a shared notebook where I can post writing tips, ideas for productivity, sites useful to writers (all sorts of distraction-killing apps), and that kind of stuff. I would collect it from participants and post it, so I wouldn't necessarily need anyone to have editing privileges, and this could be globally shared. I am kind of tempted to collect emails and do a closed one sharing more specific stuff: writing goals and so forth. Sharing this stuff is a powerful motivator.Any thoughts? Any other ideas? Link to comment
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