Academic Writing Series
A yearly online 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.
“…when I was writing my PhD – a real shot in the arm”
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:
Sessions can be booked via SkillsForgeBOOK NOW
- 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
Every Tuesday 2:30-5pm, via MS Teams
The weekly online Writing Consultations for PGR’s, in support of the Academic Writing Series, start in September . If you who would like to talk specifically about the topics on this course or, more generally, academic writing, then please book a 20-minute MS Teams appointment via myAdvantage.