PG Workshops On This Week

Need a little guidance or inspiration in your writing & research? We’ve got a packed schedule of postgraduate seminars and workshops on this week, both on campus and online. Here’s a list of workshops available this week – just click the links to book. And remember, you can always browse through upcoming workshop listings on elab.

Writing introduction and conclusion sections

Tue 21 Jul 2020, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, held online

Provides an overview of the structure of Introduction and Conclusions sections of a thesis. Identifies typical functions and distinctive features of these sections in relation to the whole research project. Participants analyse and discuss text examples and relate these to their own writing.

Positioning your research area: How do other research writers do it?

Wed 22 Jul 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, held online

Focuses on identifying how writers relate their own area of research to their broader field. Participants explore how writers communicate ‘what’ they are researching and how it fits in with existing research. Discusses similarities between positioning research in journal articles and thesis writing.

Choosing a reference manager

Wed 22 Jul 2020, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, City campus

A discussion of the pros and cons of Mendeley, Zotero and EndNote reference managers.

Ethical Principles in the Design of Your Research

Wed 22 Jul 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, City campus

The goal of this workshop is to enable researchers to understand the ethical aspects of researching. This workshop is intended for Pre-EA1, and should be attended before the Fine Tuning your Ethics Application Draft workshop.

Getting started with writing

Wed 22 Jul 2020, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, held online

Focuses on strategies to help researchers get words on the page. Participants try freewriting and mapping concepts as steps towards gradually producing academic writing.

Writing discussion sections

Thu 23 Jul 2020, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, held online

Provides an overview of the structure of discussion sections within a thesis. Identifies typical functions and distinctive features of this section in relation to the whole research project. Participants analyse and discuss text examples and relate these to their own writing.

Writing literature review sections

Thu 23 Jul 2020, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, held online

Provides an overview of the structure of literature reviews within a thesis. Identifies typical functions and distinctive features of this section in relation to the whole research project. Participants analyse text examples and relate these to their own writing. Systematic reviews are not covered.

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