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Target Audience: This course is suitable only for PhD students (1st and 2nd year) registered in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
A half-day workshop aimed primarily at first and second-year PhD students. Third-year PhD students are welcome to attend if they have fallen behind with their writing schedule and/or they are experiencing related barriers to writing. The session will be practical and highly interactive, involving a brief presentation, time for questions/discussion, and tasks.
The session will explore three aspects of designed to promote successful academic writing:
- Identifying and overcoming ‘writer’s block’ and other barriers to successful writing
- Becoming a skilled academic writer
- Understanding the ‘audience’/readership for your academic writing, including your thesis
- Structure and organisation
- Discovering your writing ‘muscle’: practice makes perfect
- Finding time to write, scheduling, and staying on track
- Enhancing your skills in grammar, punctuation and word choice
- Ensuring that your writing ‘flows’
3. Editing your own work
Delivered By: Dr Jacqueline Young