The Writing Circle offers writing training for adults who write as part of their work or study, but who do not consider themselves to be professional writers.
Our programs are designed to help you improve your writing skills and build your confidence. Through a combination of activities, brainstorming, and group discussion, you’ll learn to think about writing from the perspective of readers.
The Writing Circle focuses on successful strategies for approaching and finishing writing tasks. We acknowledge that our participants are highly literate, competent, and busy. Our programs are built around real documents that illustrate key concepts about communication and writing.
Workshop 1: Writing university assignments
Monday 4 September 2017, 9.00 ─ 12.30
This workshop is designed to give you confidence in approaching university writing. It is tailored to the needs of adults returning to study after a break. We will focus on understanding the writing task, addressing assessment criteria, developing your writing process and defeating writers’ block. We’ll discuss ways to manage your time, so that your assignment is submitted on time, every time.
Workshop 2: Writing paragraphs and sentences that make sense
Monday 18 September 2017, 9.00 ─ 12.30
This workshop focuses on the nitty gritty of writing—for any academic genre. You will learn about document structure, coherent paragraphs, clear and simple sentences, attacking wordiness, and plain English approaches to complex ideas.
Workshop 3: Writing essays and research reports
Monday 2 October 2017, 9.00 ─ 12.30
This workshop is tailored to the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students who need to write critical essays and report on research. We will focus on how to conduct library research, gather and report on evidence, write about research methodology, synthesise results and provide accurate referencing.
Your facilitator: Dr Judy Gregory
Dr Judy Gregory is a professional writer with more than 25 years’ experience in consulting and training. Judy is Principal at the communication consultancy Information Design Centre.
Judy is best known for her expertise in translating complex concepts into plain language. She taught communication, writing and qualitative research at Queensland University from 1995 until 2015.
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