Original Research

The discipline and craft of academic writing: Building writing capacity in Institutions of Higher Education

Hilary Janks
Reading & Writing | Vol 3, No 1 | a25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/rw.v3i1.25 | © 2012 Hilary Janks | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 June 2012 | Published: 30 November 2012

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Hilary Janks, Wits School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa


This article offers a first-person account of an academic writing workshop from the perspective of a participant. What is significant is that the workshop combines traditional and creative writing approaches to the teaching of academic writing. This provides new insights into a process of academic writing that can have a significant effect on the quality of the writing and a reader’s engagement with it.


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