RESEARCH WRITING SKILLS

OVERVIEW

To better equip academics, especially young academics at the start of their careers to become effective academic writers and researchers and thus lay the foundations for a successful career in Academia.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
  • To write and research effectively at refereed level, both nationally and internationally
  • To appreciate the danger of ‘no time for academic writing’
  • To understand the difference between academic research and applied research
  • To appreciate the value of mentoring and ‘critical friends’ when starting to publish
  • To identify the key skills for effective academic writing
  • To appreciate how to apply academic writing skills to different media formats, e.g. articles, reports, texts etc.
  • To be able to manage time effectively so as to deliver on writing/research priorities
COURSE CONTENT

The Course comprises of seven inter-related blocks of study as follows:

  1. Institutional Research Philosophy
  2. Advanced Learning Outputs
  3. Choosing an Article Topic/Research Project
  4. Writing Stages
  5. Literature Search
  6. Use & Critique of Sources
  7. Miscellaneous Dynamics
EXPECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

At the end of the course delegates should be able to

  • Appreciate the University/HEI’s research philosophy and its expectations of Faculty staff
  • Understand the range of research orientated activities that can enhance an individual’s CV and profile
  • Better appreciate the key factors that should influence a choice of article topic/research project
  • Understand the importance of a literature search
  • Use sources more effectively in your writing, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Write with confidence
  • Identify the requirements for successful refereed writing
  • Determine what are the key skills required for dynamic and effective academic research and writing
  • Appreciate the differing approaches to writing an article, writing a report, writing a chapter in a text book
ACCREDITATIONS

The course will be certified by Accra Business School/Home-Uni and by the Cambridge International Education Centre, UK.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Academics across a range of Universities/HEI’s who aspire to undertake significant writing and/or research with a view to personal career satisfaction or enhancing their promotional prospects.

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