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    SBS Rhetoric and Composition Workshop
    Provider   SBS Faculty

    This course is part of the SBS Writing Programme of Events for all staff and PGR students.

Duration 1 half day

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

Is this course right for me?

Target Audience: SBS Staff & PGR Students

This course covers the principles of written argument. It focuses on rhetorical modes and shows how you can use them to construct, for example, journal articles and thesis chapters.

This workshop includes:

  • Audience analysis
  • Rhetorical analysis of academic writing
  • Modes of exposition as ways of structuring writing
  • Modes of constructing written argument
  • Paragraph structures
  • Writing styles.

This course includes time for you to write in practical exercises, to put these rhetorical modes into practice with your current writing project. 


What should you bring?

Your laptop, or pen and paper if you prefer, or both.


Who will lead the course?

Professor Rowena Murray. Rowena is a highly respected facilitator of writing retreats and courses for academic writers. Her research focuses on academic writing, the subject of her books – How to Write a ThesisWriting for Academic JournalsThe Handbook of Academic Writing (co-authored with Sarah Moore) and Writing in Social Spaces – and articles in Higher Education journals. 

Delivered By: SBS Faculty