Webinar: The Ins and Outs of Dissertation Writing - Organization, Transitions, and Scholarly Language
Dissertation writing requires you to develop a complex argument supported by appropriate evidence. To do this effectively, you’ll need to learn how to organize your arguments, transition between ideas, and meet the demands of writing at an academic level.
Too often, written scholarly work lacks a clear, organized and credible academic argument. This lack of clarity can then compromise the quality of our writing, leading to procrastination, frustration, and sometimes work grinding to a halt.
By using different features of high-quality writing, we can present an argument that is not only well-structured but comprehensive. When research is presented effectively to support an argument, this establishes our credibility as scholars.
In this highly practical webinar, Dr Veronica Richard shares insights from her wealth of experience in working with students to strengthen their scholarly writing. From how to ground logical positions to deploying practical strategies to help clearly present an argument, Dr Richard shows how to avoid common mistakes that can let down otherwise strong research propositions.
She also outlines the distinct characteristics of written academic argument. Using the right language to convey levels of certainty around particular propositions and to effectively connect related but distinct ideas is of paramount importance.
For the best results, Richard guides us through the most suitable language and techniques in order to both justify and explain our research methodology choices.
Dr Veronica Richard received her Ph.D. (University of Northern Colorado, 2010) in Applied Statistical Research and Research Methods with a cognate in Reading. She has extensive training and experience in qualitative methodologies and literacy. Veronica is a reviewer for several journals, including Qualitative Research in Psychology, Emerging Adulthood, and the International Journal of Research and Methods in Education. She also gives an ear to those whose voice is traditionally discounted or silenced through practicing social, cultural and ethical pedagogy, research, and mentoring. Helping others navigate and gain confidence in scholarly discourse is one of her main goals.