Permission of Instructor Required
This course is designed for PhD students who are engaged in a major writing project as a part of their program. It focuses on the academic genres that PhD students are expected to produce, such as:
Papers for publication (abstracts, introductions, and discussions)
Manuscript reviews as well as correspondence with journal editors and reviewers
Participants develop the skills they need to handle complex writing tasks such as creating a research space, imposing order on previous work, maintaining a clear, consistent argument, writing to different audiences, and negotiating knowledge claims. Integral to the course are regular one-on-one consultations with the instructor.