University of Bath

Academic writing toolkit for doctoral students

Develop your academic writing skills during your doctorate

Introduction to the toolkit

The toolkit consists of a series of twelve workshops delivered on campus by Dr Justin Alam (University of Bath Skills Centre). As a companion to the workshops, we provide a Moodle Course, which contains the slides, exercises and notes from workshops.

Workshop dates

Structure of a doctoral thesis
11 October 2018 | 14:15 - 15:45
14 February 2019 | 14:15 - 15:45

Writing a literature review: structure and approach
16 October | 13:15 - 14:45
19 February | 13:15 - 14:45

Writing a literature review: organising your reading
18 October | 14:15 - 15:45
21 February | 14:15 - 15:45

Writing your thesis: Using viva questions to guide your writing
25 October | 14:15 - 15:45
28 February | 15:15 - 16:45

Writing your thesis: The Introduction
1 November | 14:15 - 15:45
7 March | 14:15 - 15:45

Writing your thesis: Methods and Results
8 November | 14:15 - 15:45
14 March | 14:15 - 15:45

Writing your thesis: Discussion and Conclusions
15 November | 14:15 - 15:45
21 March | 14:15 - 15:45

Thesis essentials: Paragraph construction
22 November | 14:15 - 15:45
28 March | 14:15 - 15:45

Thesis essentials: Writing accurately
27 November | 13:15 - 14:45
2 April | 13:15 - 14:45

Thesis essentials: Writing concisely
29 November | 14:15 - 15:45
4 April | 14:15 - 15:45

Completing your thesis: The Abstract
6 December| 14:15 - 15:45
9 April | 14:15 - 15:45

Completing your thesis: Revising, proof reading and editing
11 December | 13:15 - 14:45
11 April | 13:15 - 14:45