Essential Academic Writing Skills

Essential Academic Writing Skills

Undertaking academic writing can be daunting and complex. This course focuses on writing assignments, reports, dissertations, theses and articles whether for Masters or PhD degree. The style of academic discourse you are expected to adopt for academic work is distinctly different from other styles you use in every day life. It is part of your academic training to learn how to write in this more formal style – it demonstrates discipline and thoughtfulness, and it is vital to communicate your ideas clearly. This course is designed to provide you with the toolkit, resources and insights to help you develop an academic writing style. You will have the opportunity to talk to experienced academics and writers to better understand how academic writing works and how you can best develop your academic writing skills. Publishing in top academic journals is extremely competitive. Even if you overcome the first hurdle and generate a valuable idea or research topic, how do you then sum it up in a way that will capture the interest of reviewers? There is no simple formula for getting published. This skills improvement course will provide you with a set of tools and insights to help you in your journey to getting published. This workshop addresses the challenges that confront all academic writers regardless of their discipline: How should you respond to feedback and comments? Is there a correct way to structure a research paper? Should you always bother revising and resubmitting? You will hear from experienced academics, editors and reviewers from a range of backgrounds who will share their invaluable practical advice on getting published. As well as addressing these questions, the course will also raise participants’ awareness about:

• Writing literature reviews
• Improving academic writing skills
• Organising and editing your writing
• Positioning your research
• Scoping and specifying your thesis
• Objectives and research methods
• Managing your supervisor
• Selecting your journals
• Special issues in academic journal
• Preparing your manuscript
• The publishing and editing cycle
• Finding co-authors
• Dealing with feedback
 

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