Academic writing skills for doctoral candidates

Estimated cost: R5001 – R10 000
Field Of Study: Doctoral Education and development
Department Name: Africa Centre for Scholarship


The facilitator takes an 'outside in-' approach. The facilitator will start with the general conventions of academic writing and then look at the external structure - how to build a skeleton for your text. She will then move onto the internal structure - how to pack the meat onto the bones so that you eventually have a functioning body of text.

¿ Gaining and keeping momentum in writing
¿ Features of academic writing
¿ Audience and purpose
¿ Academic writing style
¿ Writing discussions and exercises
¿ External structure: Titles and headings
¿ External structure: The table of contents
¿ Writing introductory and concluding chapters
¿ Writing discussions and exercises Wednesday
¿ Writing the literature review
¿ Ethical writing practice: Plagiarism and referencing
¿ Developing you own academic voice
¿ Writing discussions and exercises
¿ Internal coherence: Paragraphing
¿ Constructing an academic argument
¿ Writing discussions and exercises
¿ Unlocking the research report: Writing the abstract
¿ How to do self-revision and give peer feedback
¿ Writing discussions and exercises

Entry Requirement: Professional 4-year Bachelor’s degree /Bachelor Honours degree or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Attendance
Delivery Mode: Blended
Duration: 1 week
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: ED Rinquest
Contact Person Email:
Contact Person Phone: (021) 8084312
Latest Year Offered: 2023