Writing Up Academic Research in English


This is a unique offering in university training: a specialised course in academic English, style and writing combined with the benefits of group coaching, aiming to develop participants’ language, competences, ideas and confidence towards publication of their research work.

Course Length:

Five days.


Face-to-face or virtual group course.


Having attended this course, participants will:

1. Have developed their academic English and style for writing up their research.

2. Be able to ensure perfect grammar, form and structure for their work and have developed their linguistic competences.

3. Have advanced their critical thinking and argument in academic writing.

4. Be able to edit and proofread their own work and engage in discussion with others about it.

5. Be able to confidently present and defend their work.

Who Should Attend:

The course is aimed as academics, students and researchers who are aiming to have their work published in English language peer-reviewed journals or elsewhere.

Key Features of the Course:

- Examination of what academic writing is and what academic style is

- Structuring academic writing from sentences and paragraphs to whole articles

- Critical thinking

- Editing and proof-reading

- Grammar and lexis

- Plagiarism and using citations, referencing and paraphrasing

- Using the Academic Word List

- Managing all parts of a peer-reviewed article including abstracts. executive summaries

- Reviewing literature

- Argument and rhetoric in academic English

- Analysing journals and articles

- Writing cover letters

- Hedging and academic caution

- Writing definitions

- Further reading and action planning

Recommended Reading:

Reid, Natalie (2010) Getting Published in International Journals. Oslo: Nova.

Outline / Technical Proposal:


(c) Ben Dobbs, Dublin, 2021.