Academic Writing: Reduce Anxiety

Overview

On completion of this course students will acquire a new skill in academic writing designed to reduce anxiety.  It will be an active writing session.  Students should attend the course with a plan for a  Thesis chapter or Dissertation and will leave with the discursive analysis planned down to the last paragraph with some paragraphs written. The session will include Dr Ryan's popular 7 step academic writing methodology for reducing anxiety during the writing process. There is a 3 hour and 6 hour version of this course.  Dr Ryan  maintains an engaging approach to workshop group dynamics which includes ongoing 1-1  consultation throughout the session.

 

Feedback from PGR students about this course at:

  • The University of Lincoln (2019) reported a 36% increase in confidence in academic writing (This group included qualitative and quantitative (IMRAD) students)

  • Cardiff University (2019) reported a 43% increase in confidence in academic writing (This group included qualitative and quantitative (IMRAD) students)

Feedback form Masters Students about this course at:

 

  • UWTSD (2019) reported a 32% increase in confidence in academic writing (This group comprised of Art & Design, Marketing and Architecture students)

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will have an enhanced confidence in:

  • developing a discursive analysis

  • overcoming writer's block

  • developing a writing style

  • editing

  • writing a literature review

testimonials from Exeter University PGR students