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ONLINE & PARTICIPATIVE: Jumpstart writing your journal article, based on your thesis research (Humanities and Social sciences) (Part One)


This workshop welcomes any student or staff or emerging researcher in the Humanities and Social Sciences, who would like to start writing a journal article.  After input on the process of journal writing, the workshop space gives participants the chance to do searches online for information that will help them plan their journal article content, and then start searches for appropriate journals.  Participants will also get a chance to start writing a draft abstract, story an argument and do any other related writing, with feedback from the facilitator and peers in the workshop itself.  You will leave feeling confident about tackling the start of your journal writing process.


Input covered:

First steps: The process of Journal publishing.

  • Defining what you want to say (from your thesis or other academic work);
  • How to tell an academic story using argument in a journal article.
  • How to find a journal to publish your work;
  • Finding samples of excellent journal writing.

Interactive part: Writing what you want to say/telling the story.

  • Searching for a journal (with assistance from facilitator, online)
  • Drafting the story line and argument
  • Drafting a messy abstract.


We look forward to meeting many of you at the workshop and learning of your experiences as a postgraduate student at UCT.  This will be very helpful in future planning as we continue to examine ways in which the University can enhance the quality of the doctoral experience and extent of the support for PhDs on our Campus.

Thursday, May 19, 2022
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Ms. Bastienne Klein (Academic Mentor)
OPGS workshops

Registration is required. There are 26 seats available.

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Amanda Bessick



Room 2.04  Level 2 Otto Beit Building

University Avenue, Upper Campus

University of Cape Town

Rondebosch 7700


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