‘Write like a Sage’: Better academic writing workshop
The Write Like a Sage Better Academic Writing Workshop
Please note: This event is catered and includes breakfast, morning tea and lunch.
Take your essay writing and research to the next level. Start writing like a sage with the skills on offer at our one-day writing symposium.
To celebrate good writing and help boost your assessment results, this writing day is timed to coincide with the middle of semester and mental health week. This symposium brings together experts in scholarly argument, writing, wellness, and communication from the School of Humanities. Join us to thoroughly understand the essential essay-writing techniques you need to become a master at scholarly writing.
This will be a day-long series of dynamic seminars, workshops, and break-out sessions that are designed to make your academic writing as fine and as precise as possible. Come join our experts as they explain loud and clear how to meet the scholarly expectations of great writing.
- VENUE: CCANESA BOARDROOM
- LEVEL 4 MADSEN F09
- THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER 2023
- 9AM – 9.30AM Coffee, tea, light breakfast.
- 9.30AM-9.50AM The differences in academic writing
Covering basic assumptions and conventions of scholarly discourse.
- 9.55AM-10.15AM The philosophy of the footnote
Why referencing is essential to joining the academic discussion.
- 10.15AM-10.45AM Addressing the question, reading academic prose?
How everything is an argument.
- 10.50AM-11.15AM Taking the stress out
Mental health, motivation, and time management.
- 11.15AM-11.45AM Morning Tea
- 11.45AM -12.45PM Demystifying the marker’s art: the parts of an essay
(each session 15 minutes)
A: What is an Introduction? What’s a ‘thesis statement’? What should they do?
B: What is the ‘body’ of an essay?
C: How do I construct a really strong paragraph?
D: How to write a (near) perfect conclusion?
- 12:45-1:15PM Lunch
- 2.00PM – 2.30PM Research
How to mine the scholarly resources of the world
Places are limited: Registration is essential