Thesis Writing Groups
Offers regular meetings for postgraduate research students in a structured environment to write, share experiences and writing advice in groups of six.
Academic Writing Series
A yearly course starting in November and ending in July.
As the standard of academic writing is most advanced at postgraduate research level, you should be able to:
- critically engage with material at expert level;
- produce complex, analytical arguments;
- make substantial contribution to knowledge through your research.
Here, your writing ability needs to access aspects of
- grammatical versatility
- detail emphasis
- lexical fluency
Its result should be a written product which investigates specific topics in a manner aimed towards discovery and, essentially, education of readership.
This series of practical talks and workshops covers the intricacies of writing required in an academic research-level context. It addresses all students of all disciplines.
Workshops in the series:
“…when I was writing my PhD – a real shot in the arm”
Dr Deborah Biggerstaff, Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School
- Craswell, G. 2004. Writing for Academic Success. Sage Publications.
- Gillett, A. 2009. Inside Track to Successful Academic Writing. Pearson.
- Murray, N. 2012. Writing Essays in English Language and Linguistics. Cambridge University Press.
- Murray, R. Thomas, 2008. Theses and Dissertations: A Guide to Planning, Research, and Writing, Corwin Press.
- Creme, P. and M. Lea, 2008. Writing at University: A guide for students. Open University Press.
- Hamp-Lyons, L. and Heasley, B. 2006. Study Writing. Cambridge University Press.
- Oshima, A. & Hogue, A. 2005. Writing Academic English. Addison-Wesley, New York.
- Swales, J.and C. Feak. 2012. Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Skills and Tasks. Michigan University Press.
Writing Consultations for PGRs
Starting 30 October, every Tuesday 2-4.30pm. Drop-in sessions, University House
This Autumn we introduce weekly Writing Consultations for PGR’s in support of the Academic Writing Series above and, indeed, more widely. If you are a Masters by research or Phd student and would like to talk specifically academic writing, then please simply go to the Learning Grid in the University House, between 2 and 4.30pm on Tuesdays (starting 31 October.) No need to book.