November 2nd & 9th 2017
Dumyat Room, SUIP

Facilitator: Susan Mitchell
This 2-day course is designed for researchers who write as part of their academic work and provides opportunities for participants to develop professional writing and self-editing skills within a well-organised academic framework, to apply what they’ve learnt and to gain feedback on their own prose – all free from the usual work distractions.  On both days, participants will work on their own written material.

The first day consists of intensive tuition and gives participants immediate, useable methods of improving prose, developing organisation, and avoiding common errors. The day itself involves instruction, group exercises and discussion, all designed to increase participants’ confidence in their own writing skills.

The second day gives participants the opportunity to work on their academic prose individually and in small groups. Everyone will be asked to submit an example of their own writing electronically beforehand and to bring a copy to work on during the Retreat. A short section of the writing will be edited prior to the Retreat and then individually discussed with the facilitator during the day.

* 1. Your name? (first name, last name)

* 2.

Please state your gender (optional):

* 3. Your university email address:

* 5. Do you have any special requirements for this session?