- Date first submitted:
- 3 Dec 2008
- Date last modified:
- 19 Dec 2008
- Research project skills
- Academic practice
- Postgraduate researchers
Rationale, aims and outcomes
What is the rationale for doing this?
How does it fit with institutional strategy?
What are the main features of the provision?
What are the aims and expected outcomes?
Requests from PGRs for support in academic writing.
These workshops are an integral part of the Graduate Training Programme.
A series of eight one-to-three hour workshops: Effective Writing in Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences Thesis Writing in Science and Engineering Literature Reviews in Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences Understanding the Literature in Science and Engineering Common Language Errors Sentence Structure Workshop Punctuation Workshop Punctuation and Common Typographical Errors for Science and Engineering
To provide participants with a better understanding of issues and principles relating to academic writing.
Are there any pre-requisites for engagement, e.g. levels of skill, years of experience, essential pre-activities?
How many participate in each 'activity'?
Workshop size: 20-30 participants
Evaluation: benefits, challenges and next steps
How do you monitor effectiveness?
Who do you seek feedback from?
Do you have benchmarks?
Some of the workshops are delivered at faculty-level in recognition of the distinctions between academic writing convensions in different areas.
In response to a pilot programme, Literature Reviews in Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences Understanding the Literature in Science and Engineering Punctuation and Common Typographical Errors for Science and Engineering have been added to this year's programme. Stand-alone online resources are also being developed.