You may find it surprising to know how much crossover there is between academic writing and story writing. The principles of storytelling can very successfully be applied to research for a dissertation or thesis. In this week’s CF Share Insights blog, RLF Consultant Fellow Heather Dyer explains how: https://rlfconsultants.com/the-story-of-your-research/
Royal Literary Fund Consultant Fellows
I was pleased to be asked by leading learning developer Sandra Sinfield at London Metropolitan University to write a post about our work as Consultant Fellows assisting writing development in universities. It’s on their Take 5 blog: https://lmutake5.wordpress.com Comments welcome!
In my recent post for the RLF Consultant Fellows, I talk about working with postgraduate students to come up with an original angle for their research and describe how my own search for inspiration led me to the story of the ships trapped in the Suez Canal during the Six-Day War. https://rlfconsultants.com/searching-for-inspiration/
If you have a paragraph that is not flowing well, RLF Consultant Fellow Cherise Saywell has an excellent technique for picking it part and reconstructing it in a new way. Suddenly, the blank page we have come to fear becomes a useful tool. https://rlfconsultants.com/when-the-blank-page-is-your-friend/
Students often say it takes them ages to read academic papers and they want to know how to read more effectively. This technique from RLF Consultant Fellow Trevor Day helps you to make lighter work of dense reading, and is a time saver too. I think it has relevance beyond scientific papers and will be
Excellent teaching and learning conference at the University of Sussex today. The focus was on inclusive teaching – how to bring the subject to life and make learning relevant for students. One highlight for me was a session run by Social Work course leaders, students and service users. Instead of getting the students to analyse
In Scotland, RLF Fellows have been running the Bridge programme for a few years. In 2015–16, 12 Fellows were involved in running Bridge sessions all over Scotland. They deliver the sessions as part of university Widening Participation schemes. The Bridge is run for students from families who haven’t attended university to demystify writing at degree level