Writing Skill Development

Effective writing skills are one of the key outcomes of graduate education. Writing skills are also critical in the workplace for clear communication and persuasive proposals. Writing improves with practice and critical reflection on writing. Writing well is a lifelong journey.

Effective writing poses challenges for many graduate students, but skills can improved. Students are encouraged to explore options for enhancing their writing skills. Resources that may be useful include.



Journal Articles

Fahy, K. (2008a). Writing for publication: Argument and evidence. Women and Birth, 21(3), 113-117. doi:10.1016/wombi.2008.04.001

Fahy, K. (2008b). Writing for publication: The basics. Women and Birth, 21, 86-91. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2007.12.005


Brandon University offers a course in Graduate Scholarly Writing (07:780). This course is not part of the MPN program requirements, but is recommended as an extra-to-degree course for students who prefer a structured approach to learning.