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Introduction to Academic Writing


This workshop provides an introduction to the writing skills required for producing and organising information in academic texts. The following content is covered:

1. External structure and information management
- Constructing titles and headings
- How these interrelate
 2. Internal coherence
- Hooking the reader: the introduction
- Rounding off: the conclusion
- The golden thread: paragraphs
3. Unlocking the research report: abstracts
- Types of abstracts
- Writing tips

 4. Final steps
- Revising your own writing
- Providing peer feedback​

Please note: This is a workshop, not a presentation. Participants will be required to work together and to discuss aspects of textual construction with each other.

Contact and booking details​​

Please note that we will confirm your place on receipt of application. Booking is essential and places are limited. 


This workshop opportunity is funded by the Postgraduate Office. There is no cost involved for registered SU postgraduates who sign up and attend, however, in the case of late cancellations or non-attendance, applicants will be responsible for the full workshop fee since late cancellations and non-attendance have considerable cost implications for our office.​​​​

Times​ and format:

In-person workshops 
Stellenbosch central campus. Venue to be confirmed with successful applicants. 
Time: 09:00-13:00 

(Online sessions via Microsoft Teams) 
The workshop consists of two sessions per day:
Time: 09:00-13:00 (with short breaks in-between).

Please note you must be available to attend both days of the workshop. The workshop material will only be be made available for those who attend. 

Click on a workshop sign-up link below to secure your place.

​​The Postgraduate Skills Development Programme reserves the right to reshedule or to cancel a workshop if there is not enough interest. Registrations close five days before a workshop or when the workshop has reached capacity. 

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In-person 5-6 March 20245-6 March 2024 Introduction to academic writing. (In-person)
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For enquiries please email pgskills@sun.ac.za.