LISS DTP Finding Your Voice (Online delivery)
15th February 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
‘How can I find my academic voice?’ is a question many students ask. Some also wonder how it’s possible to have a voice if they can’t use ‘I’. This workshop explores the concept of ‘voice’ in academic writing and how confidence and courage are important to self-expression. Through activities and examples, we’ll identify the writerly techniques that create a ‘voice’ and consider the relationship between the writer’s voice and the reader’s experience. We’ll also look at paraphrasing, what it is and how best to go about it.
Katie Grant FHEA co-created the Advancing Academic Writing skills website for the University of Glasgow, where she was the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow for three years, helping undergraduates, Masters and PhD students with their writing. A columnist, occasional broadcaster, author of ten novels (Sedition, her latest, is published by Virago), on the panel of judges for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, an occasional book reviewer for, amongst other publications, the New York Times and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she runs writing workshops on improving the quality, reach and impact of academic writing for all levels of HE. Long experience of the practical, emotional and organisational challenges of writing for deadlines and for different audiences informs all her workshops. She understands from first-hand the value of getting writing done and getting it done well.
Picture credit: Leslie Richard