Academic writing skills for doctoral candidates

Estimated cost: R5001 – R10 000
Field Of Study: Doctoral Education and development
Department Name: Africa Centre for Scholarship


This course is aimed at delegates who have already started writing their doctoral proposals or dissertations and want practical support to improve their texts as well as develop their own writing skills.

- Gaining and keeping momentum in writing
- Features of academic writing
- Audience and purpose
- Academic writing style
- One-to-one consultations

- External structure: Titles and headings
- External structure: The table of contents
- Writing introductory and concluding chapters
- One-to-one consultations B)
- Writing the literature review
- Ethical writing practice: Plagiarism and referencing
- Developing your own academic voice
- One-to-one consultations

- Internal coherence: Paragraphing
- Constructing an academic argument
- One-to-one consultations

- Unlocking the research report: writing the abstract
- How to do self-revision and give peer feedback

Entry Requirement: Professional 4-year Bachelor’s degree /Bachelor Honours degree or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Attendance
Delivery Mode: Blended
Duration: 1 week
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: AN Galhenage
Contact Person Email:
Latest Year Offered: 2022