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Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

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A practical workshop, involving writing activities, discussion and time to think about how to use these strategies for your publications. The writing activities are intended to help you to write journal articles, but they can also work for other forms of writing and alternative roles.


MORNING

9.30 am - Refreshments

10.00 - event start


Introduction

  • Overview of approaches to writing

  • Combining different approaches

  • Targeting and analysing journals and generating text

  • Defining strategies: 'binge' and 'snack' writing and goal setting

Writing Activity

5-minute writing: warm up prompt, with goal setting and discussion

Overview of Prompts for Writing

  • Journal-specific prompts: analysing abstracts

  • Using verbs to define purpose and develop structure of arguments

Writing Activities

  • Email to editors with an initial, pre-submission inquiry and discussion

  • 5 minutes freewriting

  • 5 x 5 minutes generative writing and discussion and feedback


LUNCH


AFTERNOON

Writing Activity

Drafting abstract/summary using a series of prompts and discussion and feedback

Overview of Outlining

3 levels of outline to include sections and sub-sections and goals

Writing Activity

Sketching an outline of the article and discussion and feedback

Revising

Strategies and focus

A process for dealing with reviewers' feedback

Overview of strategies for the long-term

Writing retreats, writing meetings. writers' groups and micro-groups

Planning

Next writing goals, sub-goals, steps and interim deadlines


4.00pm: Event close


Rowena Murray graduated with MA (Hons) from Glasgow University and PhD from Pennsylvania State University, where she studied Rhetoric and Composition. She is Professor in Education and Director of Research in the School of Education at the University of the West of Scotland and Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Her teaching and research focus on academic writing, the subject of her many journal articles and books, including How to Write a Thesis, Writing for Academic Journals, The Handbook of Academic Writing (co-authored with Sarah Moore) and Writing in Social Spaces. Her research has been funded by the British Academy, the Carnegie Trust and the Nuffield Foundation.

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