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FGR Thinkwell Workshop: How to be a narrative ninja

Do you know the single most important thing that determines the quality of a piece of academic writing? You might think it's the data that you have. Or perhaps it's the literature on which you base your research question. Maybe it's the theory you choose. While all these things are important, none of them is as important as the narrative that you construct in your writing.

This workshop will show you why narrative is so important and how to construct a narrative. There will be demonstrations of creating a narrative and the opportunity to practise creating your own narrative for either a part of your work or your whole work. 

In this workshop you will learn:

  • why narrative is so important
  • where you will find the narrative
  • the power of the 10 year old, or if that doesn't work, the border collie
  • how language gets in the way of narrative
  • how to recognise narrative in others' work
  • how to write the narrative of your own piece of work



The workshop presenter, Dr Maria Gardiner of ThinkWell Australia, is a leading coach, psychologist and researcher who has worked with many of Australia's medical and academic leaders over the last 15 years. She specialises in the psychology of high performance and works with leading research groups at universities around Australia and New Zealand.


Target audience

Academics/researchers and PhD students at any stage of their candidature.


##VENUE CHANGE#:  This workshop will now be held in the Kirk Building Lecture Theatre 301


Wednesday 12 February 2020
10:00am - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Auckland (change)
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