INSPIRATIONAL AND INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP
INSPIRATION AND INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP
RESEARCH WRITING SKILLS
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.
- 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
The Course comprises of seven inter-related blocks of study as follows:
- Institutional Research Philosophy
- Advanced Learning Outputs
- Choosing an Article Topic/Research Project
- Writing Stages
- Literature Search
- Use & Critique of Sources
- Miscellaneous Dynamics
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
The course will be certified by Accra Business School/Home-Uni and by the Cambridge International Education Centre, UK.
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.