As part of its commitment to enhancing the postgraduate experience, the Graduate School is creating a new Open Access E-journal for postgraduate research.
E-mporium is an interdisciplinary journal, committed to facilitating interdepartmental exchange and encouraging a multidisciplinary approach to contemporary debates. Our mission is to provide a publishing platform that raises the profile of postgraduate research at the University of Lincoln and also provides students with experience in the peer-review publishing process.
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Whilst much academic writing, including the PhD itself, is associated with long pieces of work comprising many thousands of words, there is value in being able to complement this skill with writing in a more concise form. This ability is required in preparing abstracts. These provide a concise overview of a larger study. Whilst they often accompany articles, abstracts are increasingly used in the selection of conference and seminar papers. Consequently, there is much value in being able to master the skill of writing abstracts.
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How do you initiate the writing process when faced with only a blank page? Effective written communication is an essential part of academia and researchers have to write a variety of documents including proposals, theses, papers for publication, grant proposals and books. Every writing project involves planning, setting deadlines and collaborative writing and must be written in a clear and concise manner that is appropriate for that particular style of document.
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Effective written communication is an essential part of academia and researchers have to write a variety of documents including proposals, theses, papers for publication, grant proposals and books. Every writing project involves planning, setting deadlines and collaborative writing and must be written in a clear and concise manner that is appropriate for that particular style of document.
This workshop will focus on how to start writing, how to keep going and how to finish. We will cover different styles of documents, language and the academic writing style, in addition to how to plan your writing and a short introduction to new collaborative writing tools.
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Publishing your work and sharing your findings is a key component of a successful research career. A significant time investment is required to successfully publish a paper and several skills are used during the process including collaborative writing, figure design, analysis and concise written communication. With 30,000 journals to choose from and various publishing models to consider, researchers need to be aware of which option will work best for them.
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The next Shut Up and Write session is in a week’s time! Join us from 10:00 am on the 17th November at the first floor meeting room in One Campus Way.
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‘Dare to Enjoy!’- The Writing Retreat
Writing is clearly a fundamental aspect of postgraduate research. However, training regarding the skill of writing is often focused solely on how to produce scientific papers. Instead, retreats tend to focus on blocking out the time and space to write. What of the experience of writing itself? How can researchers learn to be productive, keep writing, and even enjoy the process?
Dare to Enjoy! offers the combination of a ‘retreat’ to create space to write, and live coaching ‘experiments’ to explore different approaches to the experience of writing. While working on a current piece of writing (a paper, proposal, etc.), it aims to explore what happens if you unlock the possibility of enjoying writing. The workshop explores confidence, fears, values, goals and habits while experimenting with different writing moods.
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