Event Details

Probationers: Choice Session for those on a Research and Teaching contract (priority will be offered to probationers, if the session proves very popular).
Highly recommended for: All staff who supervise doctoral students
Of interest to: All staff who provide feedback on student academic writing

There’s an art to giving feedback on someone else’s academic writing. What kind of feedback is most useful for the writer? How can we be sure a writer hasn’t misinterpreted our feedback? And does the writer know how to address our feedback?

In this practical and interactive workshop, Royal Literary Fund Consultant fellow, Dr Heather Dyer, will share her process for giving students kind and constructive feedback. First, we’ll practice on anonymised writing samples. Then, you’ll exchange short excerpts of your own writing with one or two of your peers.

Preparation: You’ll need to bring a 1,000-word (maximum) sample of your own writing to share with one or two other participants.

 Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the workshop, you should be better able to:

  • identify the strengths and weaknesses in your own and other people’s academic writing
  • practice giving and receiving constructive verbal feedback
  • understand how a writer’s process or approach can result in opaque or disorganised writing – and learn how rectify this
  • use the feedback you receive to improve your own writing

This course is run by Researcher Development. Any queries, contact resdev@bath.ac.uk

Please note: for those not on probation, a record of attendance will be uploaded to iTrent for staff development purposes. Please indicate in the ‘Specific Requirements’ box when booking if you do NOT wish for your attendance to be uploaded to iTrent.

Course Facilitator: Dr Heather Dyer

Heather is a Royal Literary Fund Consultant Fellow who facilitates academic writing workshops across several doctoral training partnerships. Heather has an undergraduate degree in biology and a doctorate in creative writing. She’s also an award-winning children’s author. Her special interest is the psychology of creativity and the working habits that maximize opportunities for creative insight.

CHOICE -112 – Giving and receiving feedback (on academic writing)

Date(s) - 28/11/2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Not applicable – WEBINAR

Event Speaker/Organiser: AB/HD
Course Code: CLT Professional Development Programme112-2022-3
Topic: Feedback on academic writing
Curriculum Transformation: N/A
Bath Blend: N/A
Digital Capability: N/A
Target Audience: Staff who research

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