This workshop aims at developing critical thinking about the relationship between empirical evidence, theory and written representations of social reality. Using a variety of theoretical and methodological literature, students who are in the process of writing their MA-thesis are exposed to multiple forms of representations. It allows them to develop and experiment with various standpoints on core issue areas relevant to the ANSO department, and to defend these. The interactive dynamic within the seminar enables students to reflect on, and train, major representational skills, both oral and written. Each participant will have to run a session. Three longer class sessions (4 hours each) are dedicated to actual writing related to the students' MA-thesis. The coherence of the argument, the correct and relevant use of sources and the creative ways of engaging the readers are the main assessment criteria.