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    Writing a 4* Paper (Online)
    Provider   SBS Faculty

    This workshop covers a range of writing strategies for productive writing, with the aim of targeting the top journals in participants’ field.

Duration 1 full day

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

Is this course right for me?

Target Audience: SBS Staff

This is a practical workshop. The aim of the writing activities is to let participants try these strategies and consider how/if/where they could fit in their current writing practices. Participants can also use them to do writing for their article during this workshop. In addition, there will be lots of writing-in-progress discussion and time for mutual feedback. Participants are asked to identify a target journal and exemplar 4* quality articles before the workshop and come with a target journal in mind, maybe with a back up option. The programme includes:

  • Targeting a journal  My rhetorical analysis of published papers; Your analysis of topics, structures, proportions, contributions, titles, abstracts; Analysing the Discussion; Finding a ‘fit’ and a ‘match’; Consulting editors – an email format
  • Writing activities: ‘Snack’ writing; Goal-setting for writing; Drafting titles and abstracts; Freewriting and generative writing; Writing to prompts – types of prompt for writing at this level; Outlining – setting length and proportions for sections and sub-sections; Drafting the Discussion – using ‘macro’ and ‘nano’ writing tasks to think and decide; Writing groups, micro-groups and writing retreats to maintain productivity and wellbeing

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


SBS Staff