Developing a Convincing Argument in your Writing (Online)

Date(s) - 10/03/2022 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Developing a Convincing Argument in your Writing


  • To explore how developing and evaluating an argument fits within the two-way process of academic discourse
  • To consider how to develop the overall argument in your writing convincing to your reader
  • To offer a framework for planning how to develop a convincing argument through your writing


This is a 2.5 hour workshop in total based around two activities. The first activity assesses how critical a reader and self-critical a writer are you? The second activity provides you with support in developing a logical overall argument in your thesis and building towards the focus of the data collection instruments.


Overall, participants will develop an understanding of how to make their writing convincing to their reader. They will learn about the two-way process of academic discourse and how this influences their writing. They will develop a framework of planning of writing and structuring their thesis/academic paper.

About the speaker:

Dr Fariba Darabi is a Senior Lecturer in International Business and PhD Post-Graduate Research Tutor in Sheffield Business School. Her research interests are bifold: Entrepreneurship and International Business, and her secondary research interest is methods. She has delivered research training to PGRs and ECRs through British Academy of Management Doctoral Symposiums. She is an experienced conference track chair including at the European Conference of Research Methodology for Business and Management, the BAM Research Methodology Special Interest Group where is Conference Chair of the Research Methodology SIG.

This event will be delivered online via Zoom and joining details will be sent a few days before.