Writing well is a key skill
NIHSS-supported third year student candidates were imparted with an important skill as they put together their final research papers. For three days, 40 PhD student candidates gathered at the Misty Hills Conference in Muldersdrift, Gauteng to sharpen their writing skills. Facilitated by Dr Chrissie Boughey, who is a Dean of Teaching and Learning at Rhodes University, the Writing-Up Workshop took place from 27-29 September 2017.
At least other 14 senior academics joined efforts with Dr Boughey to empower our PhD candidates on how they can unleash their creative writing. Dr Boughey encouraged the doctoral candidates not to limit themselves when writing, but to use different writing approaches and to make every word count in a sentence.
Dr Boughey encouraged students to always apply their knowledge to structure their writing in order to produce an excellent piece of work. Those who submitted their research papers had an opportunity to interact with experts during the workshop as well as receive feedback on their work.