Graduate Research Writing: A Pedagogy of Possibility

  • Cecile Badenhorst Memorial University
  • Cecilia Moloney Memorial University
  • Janna Rosales Memorial University
  • Jennifer Dyer Memorial University
Keywords: Graduate, writing, research writing, creativity


Graduates often find conceptualizing and writing long research projects an arduous alienating process. This paper1 describes a research writing intervention conducted at Memorial University in Newfoundland with two groups of graduate students (Engineering and Arts). One small part of the workshop was devoted to creative "sentence activities." Our argument is that these creative activities contributed to re-connecting students to themselves as researchers/writers and to others in the group. The activities engaged students in language literally, metaphorically, and performatively.

How to Cite
Badenhorst, C., Moloney, C., Rosales, J., & Dyer, J. (2012). Graduate Research Writing: A Pedagogy of Possibility. LEARNing Landscapes, 6(1), 63-80.