Category Archives: WrAP2

Article structure analysis – WrAP 2

I had a look at a range of different articles in IJAD and this is the structure I liked the most. Somewhat similar to the structure of my MA dissertation… clearly not ready to break the mould just yet, hmm? … Continue reading

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Abstract analysis – WrAP 2

I selected an issue of the International Journal for Academic Development (Vol 18 (2), June 2013) and examined the article abstracts for content, structure, emphases and omissions. The number of collaborative ‘self-studies’ in this issue is of note; three of … Continue reading

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The will to learn

I had an unexpectedly good time at the Ped-RIO pilot workshop in Birmingham on 20 March. The purpose of this session was to introduce an impact assessment resource for teacher CPD that had been developed by Plymouth University for the … Continue reading

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Analysing for interest

I found three recent IJAD articles on the topic of academic development and educational technology – all from 2013; notably none in the last 12 months. I used them to start thinking about the assumptions that the journal’s readership might … Continue reading

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Titles titles titles

While I had kind of finished reading Chapter two of Rowena Murray’s Writing for Academic Journals (still no explanation for the coconut on the front cover), I hadn’t actually done any of the activities suggested, so here goes. What’s my title … Continue reading

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Taking stock… what am I supposed to be doing again…?

Two months have passed since my last trip to Oxford and we have another one coming up in two weeks. I feel that I’ve been ticking over rather than really attacking the reading I wanted to do; I’ve had a burning desire to read, … Continue reading

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WrAP 2 Update

Just a quick post to note down the outcome from my conversation with James on Friday. We discussed my two ideas; (1) reframing my MA dissertation as the promotion of application of theory to practice through regular open reflection, and (2) … Continue reading

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WrAP 2 Action Plan

At Saturday’s workshop Rhona Sharpe dropped in to lead a session on writing for journals. I’ve published in journals previously, but not for a while, and I’ve never reflected explicitly on the process to this extent. This is an opportunity … Continue reading

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My writing self – SWOT analysis

Murray, R. (2013) Writing for Academic Journals. Open University Press. I found myself doing a little SWOT analysis of my ‘writing self’ while working through the first chapter of Murray’s very readable book: Strengths Okay – so, some good stuff … Continue reading

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Academic writing – motivation and inspiration

Murray, R. (2013) Writing for Academic Journals. Open University Press. In the opening chapter of this book – which I am really enjoying – Murray suggests considering in the first instance where we are coming from as writers, and our … Continue reading

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