Professional Skills: Academic Writing and Publishing
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S1 - Academic Writing Workshop, Professor Adrian Holliday, Thursday 7th March 2019, 11am-12.30pm
This workshop will begin with the basics of what academic writing is and how it differs from other forms of writing. It will focus, at the sentence and paragraph level, on the need to be tightly evidence- based in literature and data and careful about the claims that can be made. We will also consider how to incorporate multiple communicative forms such as the visual and fictional. The overall orientation will be qualitative, but with principles that can be applied to all other modes.
S2 - Academic Writing and Referencing Clinics, Silva Pap Martin and Kathy Chaney, multiple dates
These sessions cover paraphrasing ideas, in-text citations and referencing in the CCCU Harvard style.
Tuesday 6th November 2018, 9am-11am
Thursday 31st January 2019, 1pm-3pm (REPEAT)
Tuesday 26th March 2019,11am-1pm (REPEAT)
Tuesday 14th May 2019, 9am-11am (REPEAT)
Thursday 4th July, 1pm-3pm (REPEAT)
S3 Getting Started with Academic Publishing, Dr Soeren Keil, Thursday 2nd May 2019, 9am-10.30am
This session reflects on the techniques, methods and etiquette of academic publishing. Areas covered will include academic writing academic book reviews, developing research papers for publication, approaching journals and academic publishers, revising and preparing the Masters or PhD thesis for publication as a monograph or a series of journal articles, and submitting a manuscript. It also familiarises researchers with the academic peer-review process.
S4 Peer reviewing in the Social Sciences and Humanities, Professor Shane Blackman, Tuesday 14th May 2019, 11am-12.30pm
This session introduces students to the components of peer review.
S5 Writing the Methodology Chapter in the Social Sciences, Dr Chris Beighton, Tuesday 19th February 2019, 11am-12.30pm
In this session we will discuss the purpose and content of the methodology section of a doctoral thesis. The session will include: some of the different ways in which the chapter can fit in with and reflect the rest of the paper; a suggested structure for the methodology chapter; ways in which the methodology chapter can contribute to the doctorate?s originality; the main areas which the methodology should cover and the issues it raises. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion, and time to read and discuss examples from successful, recent doctoral work. Feel free bring your own work in progress along.
S6 - Using OneNote to Support Your Writing, Dates TBC
OneNote is an excellent way of storing essential notes, references and screen clippings etc. This session aims to help you discover how you can use OneNote to support your writing.
S7 - Managing your References, Kathy Chaney, Tuesday 27th November 2018, 1pm-2.30pm
If you find it hard to keep track of all the references you come across as you read for and work on your research, this session can help. We?ll look at reference management tools, focusing on RefWorks but briefly considering Mendeley, and show how they can help you:
- Collect, store and organise your references online
- Add notes or full text documents to the references for easy retrieval
- Create bibliographies or reference lists automatically in the required referencing style
- Cite items automatically as you write your paper
S8 - Spreadsheet Referencing: An Alternative Way to Manage Your References, Tuesday 20th November 2018, 3pm-4pm
This session describes a simple and alternative way to manage your references and note taking using Microsoft excel. It is a basic system as an alternative to referencing software programmes. It is very simple, without formulas, using filters to find the year, subject or other criteria. It can be very useful for keeping track of your PhD references and also makes it especially easy for searching and updating large quantities of notes.
S9 - The Publishing Trap, Claire Choong (Library Services), Tuesday 20th November 2018, 1pm-3pm
The Publishing Trap is a game about research dissemination and scholarly communication in Higher Education. The game follows the academic careers of four characters at each stage of their career, from PhD submission to professorship. The characters make decisions about about how to disseminate their research at conferences, in academic journals and in monographs/textbooks. Ultimately the game helps researchers to understand how money, intellectual property rights, and both open and closed publishing models affect the dissemination and impact of their research. Come along and have a go!