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Jump Starting your Scholarly Writing

Laurier Office of Research Services

Jump Starting your Scholarly Writing

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Faculty member Free  
Post-Doc Free  
Other Free  

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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.

Date: Monday Feb. 17 to Thurs. Feb. 20, 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Who should attend this workshop:
  • Faculty members who would enjoy a retreat from their busy careers to finish a writing project in a supportive environment.
  • New faculty looking to jump start their publication track record in a supported environment.
  • Post-doctoral fellows.



Required materials:
  1. Belcher, Wendy. Writing your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A guide to Publishing Success (2009). Available for purchases through WLU bookstore.
  2. Blueline A1650 Account Book, A1650.03T, 3 Columns  Available from Staples or other retailers.
  3. Additional readings from key authors on scholarly writing (Boice, Badenhorst, etc.)  Available mid-January, please email research@wlu.ca

Ms. L. Prange-Martin

Ms. Prange-Martin is a PhD candidate iin 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.

Note: This course will be supported by an on-going Community of Practice to begin in February 2014 for participants. Please visit this page for more detail.

Refreshment breaks will be provided.

For more information contact:
Knowledge mobilization officer
Office of Research Services, Wilfrid Laurier University
ph: 519.884.0710 X4942




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Have questions about Jump Starting your Scholarly Writing? Contact Laurier Office of Research Services


WLU First floor Arts C wing Room 1C16
75 University Ave W
Room 101
Waterloo, ON N2L


Laurier Office of Research Services

The Office of Research Services supports the growth and expansion of research and scholarly activity at Laurier. Our goal is to assist researchers in obtaining the resources necessary for pursuing their research activities, including knowledge mobilization. The office provides assistance to faculty at all stages of applying for and administering research funding. 

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