Based on practical activities the workshop aims at providing structure, advice and motivation through writing a paper for publication. The workshop series takes an intensive but intellectually supportive approach, drawing on research into academic writing, evidenced in the education and linguistic literature. In addition, participants will learn more about the process of research writing. The sessions will cover:
- Targeting a journal
- Planning and editing techniques
- Understanding the writing process
- Breaking down the structure of papers to generate writing goals
- Overcoming the difficulties in writing research
- Techniques for being an effective writer
Audience: Researchers, experienced or novice, staff or postgraduate, who have or will soon have research they wish to write-up for scholarly publication or data collection. The workshop can either be cross-disciplinary or have a STEM, Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences focus.
Mode of delivery: This is a workshop style event, requiring participants to work individually and in small groups, as well as to occasionally contribute to whole group discussions. Workshops are interactive and based on experiential and reflective learning models. The content is evidence based, drawing on linguistics, sociology and education research on research writing. All activities are practical and directly relevant to writing a research paper. The workshop can be run for between 8 to 20 participants, ideally in a workshop/seminar room equipped with workshop tables.
Length and timings: The workshop is 1 day long, for example run from 10am – 4pm with 1 hour for lunch, and one 15 minute coffee break.
Resources: The tutor brings packs of interactive materials; the institution will be provided with comprehensive workbook for printing prior to the workshop; participants should bring any work they relating to the paper they wish to writing, copy of a research paper they have read recently, pens and paper, and a laptop, if they wish; a flipchart and pens or white board is also useful, though not essential.
Previous client(s): University of Stirling