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February 8, 2016

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Postdoctoral Fellows

Worshop: Jump Starting Your Scholary Writing

Jan 6/14


Monday, February 17 - Thursday, February 20 (Reading Week)

8:30 - 4:30 each day

Workshop Description:

This 4 day workshop (offered during Reading Week) combines the best elements of a writer's retreat with the exercises of a writing course, to support academics writing a journal publication. This course will guide scholars through the process of transforming a draft document into a paper ready for the academic peer review process.

Required materials:

-- Belcher, Wendy. Writing your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A guide to Publishing Success (2009). Available through WLU bookstore or WLU Library Reserves.

-- Blueline A1650 Account Book, A1650.03T, 3 Columns Available from Staples or other retailers.

-- Additional readings from key authors on scholarly writing (Boice, Badenhorst, etc.) Available mid-January.


No cost to participants, except for the required materials (above).

Register at:

Instructor: Laurie Prange-Martin

Ms. Prange-Martin is a PhD candidate in the Business Economic Programme at Aalborg University, Denmark. The title of her dissertation is: The process of emergence of new sectors in remote regions: A case of the ICT sector in Yukon

Ms. Prange-Martin recently completed a Master of Education (Information Technology) degree under the supervision of Dr. Cecile Badenhorst at Memorial University of Newfoundland, one of the leading scholars in the research field of supporting academic writing. More recently she was Coordinator of the Teaching & Learning Centre at Yukon College. Her current work as Quality Assurance Coordinator has driven her work in exploring ways to support career academics to jump start or return to scholarly publishing. Laurie started her academic career as an academic librarian after graduating from Western University with her MLIS in 2001.


This course will be supported by an on-going Community of Practice to begin in February 2014 for participants.

Please visit the Office of Research Services Communities of Practice page for more detail.

Refreshment breaks will be provided.

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