PGT Newsletter (July 2018)

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (July 2018) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about:

  • What does the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) do?
  • All workshops available in July 2018
  • PGT Newsletter_11_July_2018Events and courses information
  • Study Skills Consultation information
  • The Feeling Good App
  • IAD Learning Resources
  • Information on the Careers Service
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

Resources

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Workshop: Practical Proofreading and Editing – 11th July 2018

(PGT) Practical Proofreading and Editing

  • Wednesday 11th July 2018 @ 10:00-12:30

This workshop is open to all postgraduate taught (PGT) students. istock_000006051647xsmall

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.

 

More Places Now Available: Writing Bootcamp for Taught Postgraduate Students (2 Day Workshop) – June 2018

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

  • Friday 22nd June and Wednesday 27th June @ 08:45-17:00

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There are now more places available on this workshop, booking closes on Friday 15th June 2018. Places are going fast, so to book your place please click here

This is a 2-day workshop taking place on Friday 22nd and Wednesday 27th of June 2018. Please only book a place if you are available for both days. You will be asked to confirm your availability.

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.

To book your place please click here

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Workshop: Revisiting Your Structure – 5th July 2018

(PGT) Revisiting Your Structure

  • Thursday 5th July 2018students 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.

PGT Newsletter (June 2018)

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (June 2018) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about:

  • What does the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) do?
  • All workshops available in June 2018
  • PGT Newsletter_10_June_2018Events and courses information
  • Study Skills Consultation information
  • Managing Your Digital Footprint
  • Resources
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

Resources

Workshop: Proof Reading – 25th June 2018

(PGT) Proof Reading

  • Monday 25th June 2018 @ 09:30-12:30 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 2018

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

  • Friday 22nd June and Wednesday 27th June @ 08:45-17:00

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This is a 2-day workshop taking place on Friday 22nd and Wednesday 27th of June 2018. Please only book a place if you are available for both days. You will be asked to confirm your availability.

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 6th June.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Workshop: Practical Proofreading and Editing – 13th June 2018

(PGT) Practical Proofreading and Editing

  • Wednesday 13th June 2018 @ 10:00-12:30

This workshop is open to all postgraduate taught (PGT) students. istock_000006051647xsmall

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.

 

Online Workshop: Top 10 Tips for Writing a Literature Review – 30th May 2018

Top 10 Tips for Writing a Literature Review (Online session)

  • Wednesday 30th May 2018 @ 19:00-20:00
calendarWhether you are writing a Masters Dissertation, a PhD Thesis, a Grant application or a Paper you will be required to produce a literature review.  This aspect of academic writing presents many problems to those new, and sometimes not so new, to the task.  Some mistakenly think that a simple, and often exhaustive, catalogue of past research is what is required.  But, or course, a good literature review is much more than that.  This online presentation will guide the participants through a carefully plotted route, helping them to produce a winning strategy for writing their next literature review.

After the workshop each participant will:

  • understand the key elements of a good literature review and its purpose
  • be able to formulate a literature review writing plan
  • possess the necessary critical skills to summarise & synthesise literature
  • appreciate the need for editing and review of the written work.

 

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 find out more and to book a place, please click the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

 

Workshop: Is My Writing Academic Enough? – 29th May 2018

(PGT) Is My Writing Academic Enough?

  • Tuesday 29th May 2018 @ 09:30 – 12:30 istock_000006051647xsmall

Does academic writing have to be dull or obscure, or can it be engaging and direct? This workshop explores the standards and expectations associated with academic writing. We will look at relevant linguistic and stylistic choices (active or passive? first or third person? plain English or jargon?) and consider academic conventions in terms of organisation and writing style. This is very much a ‘hands-on’ workshop with plenty of room for discussion.

Pre-Course Work:
Please bring a short piece of (your own) academic writing to this workshop.

To find out more and to book a place, please click on the following link:
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops