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Research Active Staff (RAS): Academic Writing - Raising your Article Quality

This session discusses how to maximise the quality of journal articles in order for participants to achieve the highest possible level of research publication for their writing. The workshop is highly interactive, with writing exercises and reflection built into the materials, in order for participants to try out some of the writing strategies under discussion. The overall aim is to establish the criteria for writing top quality journal articles and to offer participants feedback on their next planned journal article.

Who should attend?
University of Warwick Research Active Staff (staff on Research-focussed, Teaching-focussed and Research & Teaching contracts). It would be particularly beneficial to RAS staff who want to develop their understanding of journal writing in relation to article quality.

LDC do not accept applications from postgraduates or research students. Students should refer to the Student Career and Skills website for details of workshops designed specifically to meet their needs. 

Workshop enables Research Active Staff (RAS) to:

  • To understand the key qualities of top-rated journal articles and how these differ from lower ranked research publications.
  • To identify how to build on your existing writing practice to achieve the highest quality research in your field.
  • To enable participants to receive feedback on an abstract for your next article.
  • To help participants produce a take-away/plan of action for your next article.

Feedback and quotes from the previous 'Raising your Article Quality' workshop:

Feedback from the May 2018 Cohort 

Led by:
Dr Rochelle Sibley, Convenor of the Writing Centre, English Department

Further Workshops in the Academic Writing Series 2018/9: 
Being a Prolific Writer
Thursday 31 January 2019, AC02 - Argent Court, 09.00 - 15.00*

Writing for Impact
Thursday 14 February 2019, AC01 - Argent Court, 09.00 - 15.00*

* Delegates have the option to continue until 16.00 - giving the opportunity to either network with the other delegates or continue working

Academic Writing Retreat 'Bootcamp'
Thursday 14 and 15 Friday March 2019
Thursday 4 and 5 Friday July 2019
Both days AC02/03 - Argent Court, 09.00 - 17.00


Workshop Details

Thursday 2 May 2019

09-30 - 15.00
(Refreshments will be available from 09.00, lunch will be provided.
NB: Delegates have the option to continue until 16.00 - giving the opportunity to either network with the other delegates or continue working.

Wolfson 3, The Research Exchange, 3rd Floor, The Library.

Any questions?

Workshop content:

Dr Rochelle Sibley
Convenor of the Writing Centre, English Department

Sandy Sparks
Organisational Development Consultant, Research Active Staff, LDC
Ext: 74121

Workshop arrangements:
Jane Cooper 
Administrative Assistant, LDC
Ext: 24893