Academic Writing and Communicating Research Results
The final stage of all research is the communication of its findings. As researchers, you must be able to present your work in ways that bring out its value and potential impact. This requires the ability to confidently present, explain and defend your research before
- other researchers within the same discipline;
- other researchers in related or unrelated disciplines;
- non-academic audiences; and
- the general public, including the media.
The course will examine each of these forms of communication in terms of stylistic requirements. The common denominator across all these forms of communication is strong writing skills. The module therefore covers topics such as preparing the thesis from conceptualization to final project, referencing literature, editing and proofreading, and avoiding plagiarism. Participants are also given the opportunity to practice these skills during in-class exercises.