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 atDoctoral Researchers, Research Staff
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)
Specific skills focused on in this session
Academic writing skills
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