Rhetoric and Writing with Professor Rowena Murray (Online)

Date(s) - 15/07/2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


This course covers the principles of written argument. It focuses on rhetorical modes and how we can use them to construct journal articles and thesis chapters. The programme includes audience analysis, rhetorical analysis of published writing, modes of exposition as ways of structuring writing, modes of constructing written arguments, paragraph structures and writing styles.

About Rowena

Rowena Murray graduated with MA (Hons) from Glasgow University and PhD (with Distinction) from Pennsylvania State University and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is Professor of Education, Director of Research, in the School of Education at the University of the West of Scotland and Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University, Melbourne. Her teaching and research focus on academic writing, the subject of her journal articles and books, includingHow to Write a ThesisWriting for Academic Journals and The Handbook of Academic Writing(co-authored with Sarah Moore). Her research has been funded by Nuffield Foundation and British Academy.

How to Apply

Places are limited and will only be allocated if you are able to participate in the full workshop. If you would like to apply, please email narti@lubs.leeds.ac.uk by no later than Wednesday 10th June and include a brief paragraph detailing why you wish to be considered for a place and how it will benefit you at this stage. Please note that we cannot consider your registration unless this information is provided and you will be notified if you have been allocated a place after the 10th June.