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AW Workshop 1: Understanding the writing process and starting out with generative writing

Saturday 3 October, 09h00 - 16h00, New Lecture Theatre, Education Department (St Peter's Campus). The time frame covers all 4 workshops.

Research needs to be disseminated so that it can be scrutinized by other members of the academic communities in which it is produced. Although some dissemination takes place via the form of oral conference and seminar presentations, postgraduate scholars are typically required to produce first a written proposal arguing for the research they want to conduct and then a dissertation, thesis or report describing what they did, why they did it and what emerged from the research process. Writing can be difficult, even for experienced academics, and many scholars find that they need to extend their registration for a degree because of problems with writing up their research. In this session we will examine some of the features of academic writing, which is a specialized practice that we all need to learn. We will also explore some practical ways of using generative writing as a strategy for developing academic writing skills, as this helps with one of the key dimensions of scholarly writing, namely communicating meaning, and developing your own ‘voice’ via the writing process. 

Sign up for the Academic Writing Workshops for Semester 2 here: http://goo.gl/forms/awaqmBRPJD

Alternatively, e-mail confirmation of attendance to:

cpgs@ru.ac.za

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ATTEND THE WORKSHOPS IF YOU SIGN UP SINCE YOU MAY OTHERWISE BE DENYING SOMEONE ELSE A CHANCE TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP.

WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE IS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.  MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICPANTS PER WORKSHOP IS 50

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