3 November 2020
10:30 – 12:30 GMT
WRITING FOR PUBLICATION: strategies for success
Writing for publication is central to academic life. Success requires strategies. This two-hour interactive workshop is an opportunity to identify key strategic elements and, through practical activities, to deepen your understanding of the process, sharpen your writerly skills and boost your confidence.
By the end of this workshop you should be better able to:
• understand your motivation in writing for publication
• characterise a journal’s readers, and know what they want from your paper
• identify what a reader needs/wants from your abstract
• construct a coherent narrative that engages your reader
• recognise the importance of word choice and sentence structure
• use your experience as a reader to guide to your writing
To register for this event, please request a ticket here.
Please note, a waiting list is available and, if there is a significant amount of interest in this course, we will rerun it at a later date.
Katie Grant co-created the Advancing Academic Writing skills website for the University of Glasgow, where she was the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow for three years, helping undergraduates, Masters and PhD students with their writing. A columnist, occasional broadcaster, author of ten novels (Sedition, her latest, is published by Virago), chair of the panel of judges for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, an occasional book reviewer for, amongst other publications, the New York Times and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she runs writing workshops on improving the quality, reach and impact of academic writing for all levels of HE. Long experience of the practical, emotional and organisational challenges of writing for deadlines and for different audiences informs all her workshops. She understands from first-hand the value of getting writing done and getting it done well.
For more information, see: https://rlfconsultants.com/consultants/katie-grant/