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What academic writing is, and how to get better at it

A one-day workshop for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral researchers.

The mystique surrounding academic writing tends to discourage researchers from questioning its fundamentals for fear of betraying ignorance. Yet even experienced academics struggle to define the characteristics of good writing in their discipline. In this participative workshop, we strip back academic writing to its fundamentals, discover its roots in Greek philosophy and embrace a growth mindset in relation to writing.

Aimed at

Doctoral Researchers, Research Staff

Pre-requisites

This workshop requires researchers to have access to their own laptop, to arrive on time and to stay for the whole session.

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this event participants will have explored:

  • what academic writing is and what it's for 
  • how you see yourself as a writer (your 'writer identity')
  • what 'good' looks like, and how this varies by discipline 
  • the writing process: thinking, planning, drafting and editing
  • developing good writing practice
  • top tips (to avoid common writing pitfalls)

Presented by

Dr Anne Wilson, RLF Consultant Fellow

Specific skills focused on in this session

Academic writing skills

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to do your research and career

Skills needed to disseminate your research

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF:

This workshop is provided by

Brunel Graduate School Logo

Email address graduateschool@brunel.ac.uk Telephone number 01895 265935