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 Recent Updated:12-07-2018

‘Critical Skills and Academic Writing Workshop for Social Science Research’ May 7-11, 2018 at CMDR


 (An ICSSR Institute)

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Nagar, Near Y. Shettar Colony, Dharwad-580004 (Karnataka). www.cmdr.ac.in

  ‘Critical Skills and Academic Writing Workshop 

for Social Science Research’

 May 7-11, 2018 at CMDR

Centre for Multi-disciplinary Development Research (CMDR) is a not -for -profit research organization recognized by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Government of India, New Delhi and funded by Government of Karnataka, Bangaluru. One of the main objectives of the Centre is to serve as a Think-Tank for the researchers and policy makers through its various targeted capacity building programmes and also publications. Center has conducted various courses with different themes and variety of modules. Under capacity building programme, Centre regularly organizes training programmes, workshops, discussion meets, research colloquiums, etc.  for researchers engaged in social science research.

CMDR is organizing an event on "‘Critical Skills and Academic Writing Workshop for Social Science Research’ for the benefit of Ph.D Scholars, lecturers and other academicians from 7th May 2018 to 11th May 2018 at CMDR.  This is part of CMDRs capacity building initiative which would strengthen social science research in this part of the state.

The workshop will equip research students to appreciate academic writing as an integral part of rigorous thinking. Over six days, this workshop  will  combine an introduction to critical reading  strategies and  basic  academic writing  techniques with a range of  exercises  to improve  specific  skills.   The aim is to impart an overview on the important elements of academic writing: evaluating and presenting evidence; argumentation; structure and organization; research ethics and revision.

Sessions will focus on the following  topics

  • Aims  of  formats such  as  essay, report,  critical review, annotated bibliography
  • Pre-viewing, scanning, intensive/ close  reading; Elements of written style; Summarizing, citing  through paraphrase and quotations
  • Critical reading activity for Primary and  Secondary  sources;
  • Working with regional language materials.
  • Questioning sources, building arguments
  • Stages of Writing
  • Referencing and Plagiarism


The course will involve intensive learning through provided readings, group discussions, hands-on inter-active sessions, and exercises.    At the startof the course, all students will be required to submit a writing sample of 5-10 pages. This could be a proposal, a book review, a term paper, and a draft chapter from their M Phil / PhD thesis.   Working in pairs, the final sessions will be devoted to editing, revising and  redrafting the sample  in the light of what has been  learned  through the workshop.

Course Requirements

  •    All reading assignments.
  •    Editing/ revising in-class and home assignments.
  •    Engaged participation in class discussions and group activities.
  •    Responding course-mates’ writing and ideas constructively and conscientiously.
  •    One revised writing sample.


Interested participants are requested to register for the programme (Application format attached).  The application form can also be downloaded from CMDR’s website www.cmdr.ac.in. The registration is free of cost.  Submit your application to the address mentioned below on or before 30th April 2018.  

Address :

The Director

Centre for Multi-disciplinary Development Research (CMDR),

Dr. B.R Ambedkar Nagar,

Near Y.Shettar Colony,

Dharwad-580004, Karnataka

Email : cmdrcbp@gmail.com


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