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    Developing Your Voice in your Academic Writing
    Provider   Researcher Development Programme

    Participants will learn a range of techniques to help develop their own personal style in their academic writing.

Duration 1 full day

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Postgraduate Research Students

When you’re writing essays, or articles, or your thesis, what’s your style? What do you think your reader makes of it? Do you use lots of abstract verbs? Is your writing personal? Impersonal? Do you even think of your academic writing as having a style? This workshop will examine how adopting techniques from non-academic writing and creative styles can enhance your academic writing.

The full day workshop will also emphasise techniques for communicating abstract concepts and it will offer techniques (including narrative) to help develop a confident academic voice. Participants are asked to submit a single paragraph of their work to focus on in the workshop, plus an abstract of their thesis. With two facilitators running this intervention, students can have one-to-one feedback on a sample of their academic writing, including specific suggestions of how to improve.

  • Considered their own style of academic writing
  • Examined the relationship between writer and reader
  • Learned how techniques used in non-academic writing can be adopted in academic writing, especially useful when communicating abstract concepts
  • Understood the benefits of reading as a writer
  • Considered the relevance of narrative techniques to academic writing
  • Learn how to paraphrase effectively
  • Benefited from individual consultations with a professional writer

Delivered By: Cherise Saywell


Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a course please cancel your place as soon as possible, with at least 3 working days notice via the online booking system http://bookings.strath.ac.uk/mybookings.asp.

Full details of booking conditions can be found at the link below.

PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development

All postgraduate research students are eligible to access the Researcher Development Programme workshops. This workshop can contribute towards the PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).

You can find credit and class information in the Researcher Development Programme Handbook and in NEPTUNE (Engineering, HaSS) or SPIDER (Science).

Please check with your department or Supervisor to confirm if you are enrolled on the PG Cert RPD and how many credits you are expected to achieve if you are unsure.