Edinburgh Campus

This set of three workshops is for research students who are in the initial stages of writing up their research. This may be for a first year report or for some other purpose. Students are recommended to take part in all three courses.

For many researchers, starting to draft is one of the most challenging aspects of writing a PhD. How do you know whether you are ready to write? How do you overcome that sense of paralysis or overwhelm that often accompanies the early stages of the writing process? This workshop provides tools and tips for when and how to get started; for generating, focusing, targeting and structuring material; and for developing a first draft. All of these will be put into practice through the development of a short text.