Online Workshop: Proof Reading – 11th July 2019

(PGT – Online) Proof Reading

  • Thursday 11th July 2019 @ 10:00-11:00student with laptop

This workshop is open to all postgraduate taught (PGT) students.

A dissertation is a significant piece of academic writing and a major investment of time and effort. It is also the defining feature of a Master’s degree, so it is worth spending time polishing it through proof-reading and editing.

This interactive online session will introduce useful tips and strategies to help you incorporate proof-reading and editing into your writing process.

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

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Workshop: Practical Proofreading and Editing – 10th July 2019

(PGT) Practical Proofreading and Editing

  • Wednesday 10th July 2019 @ 10:00-12:30

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A dissertation is a significant piece of academic writing and a major investment of time and effort. It is also the defining feature of a Master’s degree, so it is worth presenting it well.

This interactive session will introduce strategies to help you incorporate revising into your personal writing process. It will highlight tricky things which tend to catch students out, suggest useful tools and offer tips to help you submit your best work.

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

 

Workshop: Just Write Session – 09th July 2019

(PGT) Just Write Sessionstudent with laptop

  • Tuesday 09th July 2019 @ 09:00 – 13:00

Are you a taught postgraduate student working on your dissertation? Or trying to write for publication?

The aim of a ‘Just Write’ session is to facilitate a time and place for you to write without the distractions of emails, Facebook, twitter and everyday life.

A space will be provided for you to write in a focused way, with a member of staff present, to ensure that everyone abides by the rules.

Thinking of coming along? Here is what you need to know.

–       You will get most out of the time by coming prepared to write

–       Bring your laptop and any notes you may need with you

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Workshop: Writing Bootcamp for Taught Postgraduate Students (2 Day Workshop) – June 2019

(PGT) Writing Bootcamp for Taught Postgraduate Students (2 Day Workshop)

  • Friday 21st June and Wednesday 26th June @ 08:45-17:00

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This is a 2-day workshop taking place on Friday 21st and Wednesday 26th of June 2019. Please only book a place if you are available for both days. You will be asked to confirm your availability. If you do not confirm your availability by the 17th June then your place will be cancelled.

Are you a taught postgraduate student working on your dissertation? Or trying to write a publication?  Would you like an opportunity to be able to learn some writing techniques, and have space to practise them?

The Writing Bootcamp will give you a time and place for you to write without the distractions of emails, Facebook, Twitter and everyday life. There will be over 8 hours of writing time across the two days of the Writing Bootcamp. Each day will be split into half-day sessions and begin with a short Bitesize workshop, discussing tips and techniques. These will be followed by writing blocks where you will be writing based on your preparation. There will also be time between day 1 and day 2 to work your writing project. Participants will be sent the schedule and preparation instructions in advance of the Writing Bootcamp.

Places are going fast, so to book your place please click here. Please note that due to popularity booking for this workshop will close on the 17th June.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Workshop: Revisiting Your Structure – 04th July 2019

(PGT) Revisiting Your Structure

  • Thursday 04th July 2019students at UoE @ 10:00 – 12:30

This workshop is open to all postgraduate taught (PGT) students.

A dissertation is a significant piece of academic writing and the defining feature of a Master’s degree, so it is worth taking time to consider your structure.

This interactive session will help you step back from the detail of your writing and take an overview of your dissertation.  It will suggest practical ways you can isolate the main themes of your work and develop a convincing order to present your ideas.  We will also discuss the purpose of key sections of academic dissertations.

You will have the opportunity to self-review your dissertation outline, but the tutor will be unable to give subject-specific advice.

Pre-course work
Participants are asked to bring a one-page outline of their own dissertation.

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Workshop: Writing Bootcamp for Taught Postgraduate Students (2 Day Workshop) – June 2019

(PGT) Writing Bootcamp for Taught Postgraduate Students (2 Day Workshop)

  • Friday 21st June and Wednesday 26th June @ 08:45-17:00

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This is a 2-day workshop taking place on Friday 21st and Wednesday 26th of June 2019. Please only book a place if you are available for both days. You will be asked to confirm your availability. If you do not confirm your availability by the 17th June then your place will be cancelled.

Are you a taught postgraduate student working on your dissertation? Or trying to write a publication?  Would you like an opportunity to be able to learn some writing techniques, and have space to practise them?

The Writing Bootcamp will give you a time and place for you to write without the distractions of emails, Facebook, Twitter and everyday life. There will be over 8 hours of writing time across the two days of the Writing Bootcamp. Each day will be split into half-day sessions and begin with a short Bitesize workshop, discussing tips and techniques. These will be followed by writing blocks where you will be writing based on your preparation. There will also be time between day 1 and day 2 to work your writing project. Participants will be sent the schedule and preparation instructions in advance of the Writing Bootcamp.

Places are going fast, so to book your place please click here. Please note that due to popularity booking for this workshop will close on the 17th June.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Workshop: Writing Bootcamp for Taught Postgraduate Students (2 Day Workshop) – June 2019

(PGT) Writing Bootcamp for Taught Postgraduate Students (2 Day Workshop)

  • Friday 21st June and Wednesday 26th June @ 08:45-17:00

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This is a 2-day workshop taking place on Friday 21st and Wednesday 26th of June 2019. Please only book a place if you are available for both days. You will be asked to confirm your availability. If you do not confirm your availability by the 17th June then your place will be cancelled.

Are you a taught postgraduate student working on your dissertation? Or trying to write a publication?  Would you like an opportunity to be able to learn some writing techniques, and have space to practise them?

The Writing Bootcamp will give you a time and place for you to write without the distractions of emails, Facebook, Twitter and everyday life. There will be over 8 hours of writing time across the two days of the Writing Bootcamp. Each day will be split into half-day sessions and begin with a short Bitesize workshop, discussing tips and techniques. These will be followed by writing blocks where you will be writing based on your preparation. There will also be time between day 1 and day 2 to work your writing project. Participants will be sent the schedule and preparation instructions in advance of the Writing Bootcamp.

Places are going fast, so to book your place please click here. Please note that due to popularity booking for this workshop will close on the 17th June.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

PGT Newsletter (June 2019)

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (June 2019) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about:

  • What does the IAD do?
  • Feeling Good App
  • Upcoming PGT Workshops
  • Featured Workshop: Writing Bootcamp
  • IAD Online Learning Resources
  • The Careers Service

 

PGT Newsletter 10 June 2019

Workshop: Proof Reading – 24th June 2019

(PGT) Proof Reading

  • Monday 24th June 2019 @ 10:00-13:00 22

With that last full stop, the writing task is done. Or is it? This course looks at the many stages of copy-editing and proof-reading that must be done before the dissertation is submitted or the academic paper published. We look at some myths about writing, identify common errors and offer a range of techniques for spotting them. Proof correction marks are introduced and put into practice in a peer feedback session.

Pre-course Work
In preparation for the course, each participant should bring a sample of their academic writing, which they would be willing to discuss with the tutor, and (optionally) with other participants (approx.600 words). Please bring 3 copies of your sample work along on the day.

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Workshop: Writing Bootcamp for Taught Postgraduate Students (2 Day Workshop) – June 2019

(PGT) Writing Bootcamp for Taught Postgraduate Students (2 Day Workshop)

  • Friday 21st June and Wednesday 26th June @ 08:45-17:00

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This is a 2-day workshop taking place on Friday 21st and Wednesday 26th of June 2019. Please only book a place if you are available for both days. You will be asked to confirm your availability. If you do not confirm your availability by the 17th June then your place will be cancelled.

Are you a taught postgraduate student working on your dissertation? Or trying to write a publication?  Would you like an opportunity to be able to learn some writing techniques, and have space to practise them?

The Writing Bootcamp will give you a time and place for you to write without the distractions of emails, Facebook, Twitter and everyday life. There will be over 8 hours of writing time across the two days of the Writing Bootcamp. Each day will be split into half-day sessions and begin with a short Bitesize workshop, discussing tips and techniques. These will be followed by writing blocks where you will be writing based on your preparation. There will also be time between day 1 and day 2 to work your writing project. Participants will be sent the schedule and preparation instructions in advance of the Writing Bootcamp.

Places are going fast, so to book your place please click here. Please note that due to popularity booking for this workshop will close on the 17th June.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.