What academic writing is, and how to get better at it
A 90 minute zoom workshop for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral researchers (am 22nd October) followed by 6 x 30 minute bookable appointments (am 23rd October) to discuss your individual writing challenges.
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, Postdoctoral researchers
Please have your video turned on if possible and be prepared to participate - this is not a presentation. Arrive promptly - meeting locked after 10 minutes.
Those who book a one-to-one consultation will be asked to send:
- their thesis topic
- their main writing challenges
- what they would like to get out of the meeting
Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants.
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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