Courses offered by Max Adams

They include:

  • How to structure your academic writing
  • Peer reviewing: tools for analysis and understanding
  • Writing analysis: how to read yourself and others
  • Excellence in writing: the nuts and bolts of argument and expression
  • Developmental writing techniques and tools
  • Strategies for reading, note-taking and arguing

About Max

A widely published academic and a successful, critically-acclaimed non-fiction writer, Max also has a PGCE and works across the humanities and social sciences.

Originally a field archaeologist, but also a woodsman, traveller and researcher into theories of knowledge, Max also teaches in the lifelong learning sector. A Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Newcastle from 2010-2013, Max sits on the RLF’s Higher Education panel and is a Project Fellow, developing analytical tools and techniques for helping writers understand and develop their own practice. He piloted and runs the proWritingCoach scheme for professional sportspeople and athletes, while working on a book exploring Britain’s Dark Age landscapes.

Max’s approach is very much that of a fellow-writer, sharing his experience and insight and aiming to empower other writers to express themselves to achieve greater impact. He believes that all writers must work to develop their insight and technique; and that these can be taught.

Discipline areas: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews
Participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic), staff (non-academic)
Activities: Workshops, retreats, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Non-fiction
Location: Northern England
Availability for travel: International