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På dette femdagers-seminaret fra 8. til 12. februar får deltakerne i opprykksprogrammet ved UiS tett coaching av Lynn P. Nygaard. Hun er spesialrådgiver ved PRIO og forfatter av boka: Writing for Scholars.

Lynn P. Nygaard har forsket på forskere og har skrevet en doktorgrad om forskere som ikke publiserer. Til daglig arbeider Lynn P. Nygaard som spesialrådgiver ved PRIO. Hun har holdt en rekke skrivekurs for studenter og doktorgradsstipendiater.

I fem dager skal hun lede en to-delt workshop om akademisk skriving for deltakerne i opprykksprogrammet ved UiS. 

Outline of two-part workshop and retreat. 08-12 February, 2016.

Part I: Workshop in Stavanger. Combination of both lecture and practical exercises. Requirements: Bring a piece of writing that you are working on (journal article, book chapter, or research proposal). It can be at any stage of completion, preferably somewhat rough.

Day 1: Campus
Room KA-U 138.
9:00-10:00      Introduction: What is academic writing, and what are the main challenges?
10:15-11:00    Audience: Who are you writing to? How to think about your reader.
11:15-12:00    Argument: What do you want to say? How to think through your main argument
12:00-13:00    Lunch
13:00-13:45    Structure: How are you going to say it? Key elements of structure
14:00-14:45    Feedback: How to give and receive feedback
15:00-15:30    Discussion


Day 2: Campus
Room KA-U 138.
9:00-10:30      Journals and layout: What journals want from you, tips for tables and figures
10:30-12:00    Partner feedback: One-on-one feedback session with another participant
13:00-14:30    Writing habits: Tips for how to get words onto paper
14:45-15:30    Presenting research: How to use oral presentation for feedback in writing

This course is led by Lynn P. Nygaard, author of the book “Writing for Scholars”, referred to as the world's best guide to academic craftsmanship. For almost two decades, Nygaard has provided editorial support and coaching for researchers in a wide variety of disciplines. A native English speaker, Nygaard started as a freelance copyeditor and translator for Norwegian academics looking to publish their work in international journals.

In 2000, she became an editorial advisor at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo. This position allowed her to view researchers and the writing process from close quarters. She found that language was seldom the main explanation for what was going wrong, and developed a workshop for academics that focused on developing awareness of audience, honing the core argument, and structuring the story. As a workshop facilitator, she has helped researchers both in Norway and abroad hone their arguments and tailor their work for publication.

In 2008, she became a special advisor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, and continues to develop her expertise in how to support scholars through the writing process. With an undergraduate degree in women’s studies from the University of California at Berkeley and a graduate degree in political science from the University of Oslo, she is currently pursuing a doctorate from the Institute of Education, University of London, that focuses on research productivity, academic writing, and gender gaps in academia.

Part II: Retreat/Sogndalstrand:
This part will allow you to spend as much time as possible working on a writing project of your choice, preferably the same one that you brought to the workshop, as well as give you an opportunity on one of the days to get group coaching. All participants will be involved in the structured writing time each morning where we work in the same room and alternate periods of writing with short mandatory breaks (e.g., write 60 minutes, 15 minute break). After lunch, one of the groups will have group coaching facilitated by Lynn. Participants will be randomly divided into groups A, B, and C for this purpose. Group coaching involves giving each group member a chance to give a 5-minute presentation of their work and get feedback from the rest of the group. Those who are not involved in group coaching can choose to have another round of structured writing time as a group, or spend the afternoon reading or writing individually.

Day 3: Retreat/group coaching/Sogndalstrand
0730              Bus from campus, from Arne Rettedals hus.
10:00-10:10:   Prepare Songdalstrand Kulturhotell
10:10-11:00:   Structured writing time, all participants
Break
11:10-12:00    Write
Lunch
Group A: Group coaching. Everyone else writing time
13:00-13:50    Write
Break
14:00-14:50    Write
Break
15:00-15:50    Write
Break
16:00-16:30    Write
19.00             Evening Dinner.

Day 4: Retreat/ group coaching/Sogndalstrand
08:00-08:10:    Prepare
08:10-09:00:    Structured writing time, all participants
Break
09:10-10:00     Write
Break
10:10-11:00     Write
Break
11:10-11:40    Write
Lunch Group B: Group coaching. Everyone else writing time
13:00-13:50    Write
Break
14:00-14:50    Write
Break
15:00-15:50    Write
19.00             Evening Dinner ..and hopefully entertainment

Day 5: Retreat/ group coaching/Sogndalstrand
Group C: Group coaching. Everyone else writing time.
08:00-08:10:    Prepare
08:10-09:00:    Structured writing time, all participants
Break
09:10-10:00     Write
Break
10:10-11:00     Write
Break
11:10-11:40     Write
Lunch
13:00-14:00     Write
14.10.             Bus to Stavanger. (via Stavanger Airport)
16.00              Campus
 
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