The written thesis is its own unique genre. It is a kind of academic writing, but it’s different to undergraduate essay writing; and different to academic journal writing, too. Part of the challenge of writing a thesis (aside from doing the actual research) is figuring out the specific functions of each section as you draft.
Fortunately, the Learning Success team at the AUT Library can help. They have several writing workshops coming up for postgraduate research students, tailored to the specific sections of the thesis. They also have a ‘getting started’ session which can help you to kick your writing into gear.
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This workshop focuses on strategies for getting words on the page. It includes activities for free-flowing writing that create content that can then be crafted into text for your thesis.
2019 Dates: 6 August, 19 September, 24 September
This workshop focuses on the structure of Abstracts, Introductions and Conclusions in thesis writing. It also identifies distinctive features and functions of these sections in relation to the whole research project, and its outcomes. There will be opportunities to analyse and discuss text examples, and relate these to your own writing.
2019 Dates: 5 August, 17 September, 21 October
This workshop focuses on the function and distinguishing features of a literature review in thesis writing. It also identifies keys steps to prepare for writing, and some practical tools for this process. There will be opportunities to analyse and discuss text examples, and relate these to your own writing.
2019 Dates: 15 July, 7 August, 18 September, 24 October
This workshop focuses on the structure, function and importance of the discussion section(s) of a thesis. It also considers useful phrases that contribute to writing the discussion section effectively. There will be opportunities to analyse and discuss text examples, and relate these to your own writing.
2019 Dates: 18 July, 19 August, 30 September, 6 November