Academic writing and publishing for doctoral students

Online writing seminar 14-15 January 2021

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PROFRES is very pleased to welcome Lynn P. Nygaard with a two day online workshop on academic writing for doctoral students. The workshop will be an opportunity for the students to reflect on the central challenges of academic writing and publishing, with focus on the students current writing and their PhD thesis. The workshop will take participants systematically through some of the main challenges of academic writing and publishing: audience, core argument and structure, as well as getting words on paper, handling feedback, and picking a journal.

Facilitator: Lynn P. Nygaard (lynn@prio.org)

Lynn P. Nygaard is a Special Adviser on Project Development and Publications at The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and has worked with academic writing and publishing for many years. She works with researchers on developing awareness of audience, honing the core argument, and structuring the story.

Intended audience: PhD candidates in the PROFRES research school who want to publish their work in academic books or journals.

Workshop objective:  To reflect on the central challenges of academic writing and publishing in the context of a doctoral project.

Course description: The workshop will take participants systematically through some of the main challenges of academic writing and publishing: audience, core argument and structure, as well as picking a journal, handling feedback from peer reviewers, and cultivating good writing habits. Emphasis will be put on the writing and publishing in the context of a doctoral project.

Requirements: Participants can be at any stage of their doctoral work. During the course, they should have with them a working draft of a paper or chapter from their thesis that they can use as a point of departure for the exercises.

Register here by January 4th 2021.

PROGRAM

Thursday January 14th 2021:

09:15-10:00       Introduction: The nature of academic writing and publishing

10:15-11:00       Core argument: Figuring out what you want to say

11:15-12:00       Audience: Tailoring your argument

LUNCH

13:00-13:45       Structure: Telling a good story

14:00-14:45       Finding the right journal and handling peer review

15:00-15:30       Questions and discussion

Friday January 15th 2021:

09:15-10:00       Demonstrating doctorateness: What examiners are looking for

10:15-11:00       Writing the narrative for an article-based thesis

11:15-12:00       Special concerns for those writing a monograph

LUNCH

13:00-13:45       Developing good writing habits

14:00-14:45       Articulating your contribution: writing exercises

15:00-15:30       Questions and discussion