Research Completion Workshops
Professor Brenda Cooper runs RESEARCH COMPLETION WORKSHOPS under the brand BURNISH.
Workshops are directed at researchers, who are writing academic books, chapters or papers, or any form of creative non-fiction.
The aim is to work concretely on pre-circulated drafts, which are revised and polished to bring them closer to publication. In other words, these sessions are not general ‘how to write academically…’ but are concrete and focused on writing in progress.
Group workshops are based on collaboration and provide an intellectual pool of feedback on each person’s work. These are not mentoring sessions in which Brenda claims all the expertise. These workshops thrive on participants being at different stages in their writing careers, ranging from established researchers to emerging academic writers.
The process involved is four-fold:
Refining, sharpening and clarifying the unique angle of the research
Identifying the theoretical and methodological tools of the research
Tightening the logic of the structure of the argument
Polishing, burnishing, the prose.