Academic Writing: Writing for Research
This multidisciplinary course offers doctoral researchers the opportunity to improve their writing for research skills. One focus of the course aims to familiarize students with the rhetorical conventions of academic discourse, including style, structure, and grammar. Students will apply these skills to their own field-specific discipline—and also outside of it—with the aim of developing their academic fluency through the critical assessment of texts.
A second focus of this course is the development of a writing project, where students will assess their own writing (a research article or dissertation chapter, for example) and their colleagues’ writing, as well. Central to this course is the effective communication of new knowledge created during the PhD (and beyond it). As it will help you to plan, begin, and/or continue your doctoral research project, this course therefore functions to facilitate your attempt to contribute to your research field.
Writing for Research is taught as a partly-online course with both face-to-face and online interaction. To attain the intended learning outcomes, students will take an active participatory role in classes. Thus, to pass the course, students must attend all classes and complete all online and class task.