#becomingeducational W9: Getting down to the Research Proposal

This week’s session was particularly intense – after a brief re-exploration of pedagogy, androgogy and heutagogy as respectively the science of educating the young, the adult and the self, we got down to writing.

The first segment focussed on discovering our own attitudes to writing and our helpful or unhelpful writing habits, approaches and feelings. This was not about banging on about how much we should have done – or you should do this or that… but an invitation to explore in reality and in practice what we do, feel and think about academic writing – and then work out some ways of being more successful with our writing.

The next segment of the class involved dividing in to two groups – with Peer Review for those who had produced something and brought it with them – and a writing group for those who were stuck.

Reader, be warned, real writing took place!! But no animals were harmed in the making of these proposals.

By the end of the session everyone had progressed – everybody had had some sort of feedback on their work – and everybody said that they felt better than they had before the session started. Excellent!

We are now really looking forward to all your Research Proposals next week!!

Good luck one and all…

Useful resources

EXCELLENT site for linking phrases and for WRITING:

Referencing app: https://www.refme.com/uk/

Ten step to assignment success Prezi: http://prezi.com/cbaj9e5kised/copy-of-ten-stages-of-assignment-success/

The writing pages on the Study Hub:  http://learning.londonmet.ac.uk/studyhub/writing.html

750 Words: invites you to write 750 words – why not start every day with a free write?:

Our writing mini-site:


Our Preventing Plagiarism course:


Academic writing month: http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2012/nov/01/academic-writing-month-acwrimo-research




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