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Academic Writing: a Conversational Approach

28 October 2013 (18:00-19:30)

The Graduate School is pleased to invite you to a seminar presented by Stephen Mumford, Professor of Metaphysics and Dean of Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham, UK.

About the seminar

When should you stop your reading and planning and start writing? Many new academic authors get this wrong and consequently have to discard their work and redraft. Professor Stephen Mumford, Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Nottingham UK campus, has developed a methodical approach to writing over a number of years that allows efficient use of time and careful planning before writing. He will explain the method and its advantages. It can be used for papers, books, theses and is well-suited for co-authoring. It involves all the planning being completed before any drafting takes place, with peer feedback being solicited and incorporated early in the process. The approach, usually referred to as the Mumford Method, has been adopted by a number of authors around the world.