Workshop Programme

Academic Writing for Africa Workshop

Choice Gates Hotel, Benin City

28TH MAY-2ND JUNE, 2018

DAY 1: Monday, May 28

Talks on How to Write a Journal Article

TIME

EVENTS

8.00-9.00am

Arrival and Registration of Participants

9.00-9.10am

Address of Welcome by Dr. Alexandra Esimaje

9.10-9.20am

Opening Remark by Prof. Josef Schmied

9.20-9.30am

Opening Remark by the Vice Chancellor,  Benson Idahosa University  

 

9.30-10.30am

Paper 1:

Rules, Structures, & Language of Research Articles

Prof. Josef  Schmied (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany) & Prof.  Daniel Nkemleke (Ecole Normale Supérieure, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon)

 

10.30-10.45am

 Questions and Answer

Anchor: Prof. Uche Gbenedio

 

10.45-11.45am

Paper 2:

Writing: Accessing and Reporting Previous Research

Prof. Rotimi Taiwo (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) & Dr Christine Ofulue (Director, Research, Admin and Advancement, National Open University of Nigeria)

11.45-12.00pm

Questions and Answer

Anchor: Dr. Alexandra Esimaje

12.00-12.15pm

Tea Break

 

12.15-1.15pm

Paper 3:

Writing: Methods, Results and Discussions

Dr Abolaji Mustapha ( Lagos State Univeristy) & Dr  Charles Marfo (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana)

1.15-1.45pm

Lunch

 

1.45-2.45pm

Paper  4:

Using Statistics in Research

Dr Matthias Hofmann (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)

 

2.45-3.00pm

Questions and Answer

Anchor: Prof. Rotimi Taiwo

 

3.00-4.00pm

Paper  5:

Tackling Reviews/Revision and Technical Details of Publication

Dr Dunlop Ochieng (Open University of Tanzania) & Dr Bode Ekundayo (University of Benin)

 

4.00-4.15pm

Questions and Answer

Anchor: Dr. Akande

4.15- 4.30pm

Announcement and Closing

 

DAY 2: Tuesday, May 29

Preparing to Write (General Session)

TIME

EVENTS

8.00-9.00am

Arrival

9.00- 10.00am

Sharing Experiences: Mentors and Mentees

10.00-10.30am

Tea Break

10.30-12.30pm

Reading Samples of Accepted and Rejected Articles

 

12.30-1.10pm

Interaction (Q & A)

Anchor: Dr. Dunlop V.

1.10-3.10pm

Analysing the Articles (Structure, Language, Content, etc) to Highlight Areas of Strength and Weakness

3.10-3.30pm

Interaction (Q & A)

 

3.30-4.00pm

Lunch

4.00-5.00pm

Examining the Feedback on the Articles

 

5.00-5.20pm

Interaction (Q & A)

Anchor: Dr. Marfo

5.20-5.30pm

Closing

 

 

DAY 3: Wednesday, May 30                                                

                                                                                       Writing (in groups)

TIME

EVENTS

8.00-9.00am

Arrival of Participants

9.00-11.00am

Mentors Present and Discuss the Reviews of the Articles Submitted to them

11.00-11.30am

Tea Break

11.30-12.30pm

Participants and Mentors Discuss Feedback and Mentors Help Draw up a Plan of Action for Revision

12.30-1.00pm

Lunch

1.00-4.00pm

Participants Start Redrafting Portions of the Article and Receive Support from the Mentors

4.00-5.00pm

Submission of the Redrafted Portions and Closing

 

 

Day 4: Thursday, May 31

Personal Retreat and Meeting

Time

EVENTS

9.00-3.00pm

Participants Retreat to Produce Redrafted  Versions of their  Articles/ Mentors’ Meeting

3.00-3.30am

Lunch

3.30-6.00pm

Excursion

                                     

 

Day 5: Friday, June 1

Writing (in Group)

TIME

EVENTS

9.00-11.00am

Participants Receive Further Feedback on their Re-drafted Submissions

11.00-3.00pm

Participants and Mentors Discuss Feedback & Mentors Help  Participants to Begin the  Second Draft and Implement Corrections

6.00-8.00pm

Dinner

 

 

 

Day 6: Saturday, June 2        DEPARTURE 

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