Doctoral workshop - Academic writing strategies

Due to demand we have added an extra workshop to our programme in January, come along to learn effective strategies for academic writing.

This workshop has been designed in response to requests from PhD candidates at VUW who are struggling with various aspects of their thesis writing. The presenter will introduce academic writing strategies which address questions such as:

  • How can I organise a lengthy academic text (proposal, journal article, thesis) effectively?
  • How and why should I make the argument of my thesis (article) salient?
  • How can I develop and use academic vocabulary accurately and effectively?
  • How can I make my academic writing more lively?

Participants should bring a hard copy of a (draft) thesis chapter or journal article they’ve written so they can try out the strategies on their own writing.

This session will run on Wednesday 16th January at 10.30am - 12.30pm in MY632. Please register online to attend.

Dr Sara Cotterall, the Doctoral Development Coordinator at VUW, has been teaching academic writing for more than 30 years at universities in New Zealand and abroad. She has conducted and published research into doctoral writing and worked with PhD candidates in Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.