Academic writing

Academic writing and critical evaluation of written work

Develop your writing skills in an academic context, enabling you to produce well-structured and engaging chapters for your thesis, along with papers, articles or books that communicate your research clearly and effectively.




ENGAGE: Learn how to write in an academic context, and begin your own writing, starting with your literature review.

Date and Time                              Course Title                                                                Campus                                        
2 March 2018, 10.00-13.00 Writing up your qualitative data   Singleton Campus

EXPLORE: Continue to develop your writing skills to produce draft chapters of your thesis

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13 November 2017, 14.00-16.00 Research Writing (week 1) Singleton Campus
20 November 2017, 14.00-16.00 Research Writing (week 2) Singleton Campus
27 November 2017, 14.00-16.00 Research Writing (week 3) Singleton Campus
4 December 2017, 14.00-16.00 Research Writing (week 4) Singleton Campus
11 December 2017, 14.00-16.00 Research Writing (week 5) Singleton Campus

Enhance your writing skills to finish your thesis and produce articles for publication.

Date and Time                             Course Title                                                       Campus                            
20 November 2017, 10.00-11.00 Accidents Happen: How to make sure you don't inadvertently plagiarise  Singleton Campus
21 Novemebr 2017, 13.00-14.00 Avoiding Predatory Publishers  Singleton Campus 
23 November 2017, 11.00-12.00 Raising your Publication Profile through Open Access  Singleton Campus
6 December 2017, 15.00-16.30 Bibliometrics: Does your Research Count?  Singleton Campus 


Take every opportunity to write throughout your candidature, writing up as you go along and submitting papers for publication.

Consider writing something for The Conversation, an independent, not-for-profit media outlet that uses content sourced from the academic and research community.

Be inspired! Read an example of an article written by Arts and Humanities PGR student Rhea Seren Phillips in the first year of her PhD.



The following blogs are full of useful writing tips!

There are also books available in the library to support your skills development in this theme:

Writing dissertations and theses – LB2369MAD

Literature reviews – LB1047.3.B66 (2016), LB2369.054 (2012)

Report writing – LB2369LEU, PE1478V28

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