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Effective academic writing

Effective academic writing is essential at all stages of your academic career.  Your ideas, findings, and contributions need to be clear to your reader.  This goes beyond the use of correct grammar and syntax, and is underpinned by the way in which you think about your work.

This session will introduce you to critical thinking and critical writing, and help you develop your skills in each of these. We will also look at the conventions of academic writing and discuss how these can be applied, particularly with respect to writing formally and succinctly.

This is a practical workshop designed to allow you to practice some of the concepts covered, receive feedback on your responses, and ask further questions so you can approach your own writing with more confidence.

Aimed at

Doctoral researchers, postdoctoral researchers

Presented by

Melanie Crisfield, Senior Graduate School Tutor, Brunel Graduate School

Key learning outcomes

By the end of the session, you will:

  • Understand the difference between descriptive writing and critical writing
  • Model the questions you can use to help you write critically
  • Consider how to write more formally and more clearly
  • Understand how to base your own work on evidence and logical reasoning

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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

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