Workshop: Writing in Psychology

The PPLS Writing Centre is organising a four-hour workshop designed to show you how to write psychology essays at the Honours level. The workshop was developed with the guidance of psychology teaching staff and tutors, and will include activities throughout.

We will start by looking at how to structure your response to an essay prompt and ensure that your writing is globally coherent. We will then see how to make your sentences flow into one another and ensure that readers find your essay clear and easy to read. Finally, we’ll learn how to work references into your essay in a way that properly supports your argument.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll know what to do with marker comments such as “awk.”, “relevance?” and so on. You’ll have ways to identify the underlying issues and also strategies to help you fix the problems and even prevent them from happening in the first place.

The workshop is due to be held on March 9th. We strongly encourage students to attend the entire series, but we can accommodate people who have conflicting schedules.

Update: Please register your interest even if the class is full. We will send you an e-mail as soon as an additional session is arranged.

Writing to learn and writing to communicate

Write twice: once to discover what you think and once to present what you’ve learned. Committing yourself to writing twice may look like a burden, but you’ll probably find it to be liberating instead.

The first time through is when you find out what you think. You can’t skip this; you won’t know what you have to say until you get it out. No matter how many times you read through your sources, you’ll find that your ideas and concepts will always have something ethereal about them until they are sitting on your computer screen. Continue reading “Writing to learn and writing to communicate”