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

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.

 

Workshop: Practical Proofreading and Editing – 12th June 2019

(PGT) Practical Proofreading and Editing

  • Wednesday 12th June 2019 @ 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.

 

Workshop: Dissertation Masterclass – 30th May 2019

(PGT) Dissertation Masterclass

  • Thursday 30th May 2019 @ 09:00 – 12:00
  • Thursday 30th May 2019 @ 13:10 – 16:00

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

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This is a half-day workshop for students who are already reading for their dissertation and who have perhaps begun to plan or draft. The focus will be on honing your research question, getting to the heart of what your thesis is about, planning your structure and starting to write. The workshop will be highly interactive, offering creative ways to get started and tips to maintain focus. Techniques for managing your word count will also be addressed. Participants will use the session to produce a working plan and an abstract.

You will be asked to submit your research question or a paragraph about what your dissertation will be about by 23rd May

To book a place on the morning workshop (09:00 – 12:00), please click here.

To book a place on the afternoon workshop (13:10 – 16:00), please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

 

Workshop: The Art and Craft of Editing- 25th March 2019

(PGT) The Art and Craft of Editing

  • Monday 25th March 2019 @ 09:00 – 12:00
  • Monday 25th March 2019 @ 13:10 – 16:00

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

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Editing can feel like the hardest part of writing a thesis – some dread it, others complain it’s dull. But it’s a skill and it can be incredibly productive, as any professional writer will affirm. This half-day workshop will explore the difference between editing and writing, it will examine the different kinds of editing and it will encourage the formation of editorial buddying relationships. There will be an emphasis on writing as a craft and how practical editorial skills can contribute to the process.

Participants will be asked to submit a sample (no more than two double-spaced pages) of their own writing to use in the workshop.

To book a place on the morning workshop (09:00 – 12:00), please click here.

To book a place on the afternoon workshop (13:10 – 16:00), please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

 

Online Workshop: Proof Reading – 25th October 2018

(PGT – Online) Proof Reading

  • 25th October 2018 @ 09:00-10:00student 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.

EUSA Peer Proofreading Scheme – Re-opening for submissions on Monday 16th July 2018 – Closing date Friday 10th August 2018

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The Peer Proofreading Scheme will be open for a limited summer service for postgraduate masters students. The Scheme will be open from Monday 16th July until Friday 10th August 2018. This limited summer scheme will be specifically for Masters students seeking feedback on a section of their dissertation. Please note the scheme is offered on a first come, first serve basis and the full eligibility criteria is available on the EUSA website.

The aims of the scheme are:

  • To increase access to trustworthy proofreading services on campus
  • To reduce dependency upon proofreading services among users of the scheme by training them to spot basic grammar and spelling errors
  • To enhance the sense of community among students at the university through peer support
  • To provide student volunteers with a rewarding volunteering opportunity, developing their transferable skills and experience

If you have any questions, feel free to email EUSA at proofreading@eusa.ed.ac.uk

Students who are formally assessed as having dyslexia may be entitled to more comprehensive proofreading support, provided by the Student Disability Service.

Eligibility 

Please be aware that some courses, especially from English Language Education, are not eligible for proofreading. If the quality of English is specifically being assessed you should not use the scheme. If in doubt, ask your course organiser or tutor.

  • We can only accept assignments from non-native English speakers.
  • Students should submit assignments at least seven days before their deadline. If you submit your assignment after 5pm, we will not receive it until the next working day- please bear this in mind when calculating seven days: work submitted at the weekend will NOT be received until the following Monday!
  • Students may submit no more than one 2, 000 word section of their dissertation during the summer period.
  • Students must provide a valid University of Edinburgh email address.
  • Please remove any graphics from your work; work which is too large cannot be processed by our system.
  • We are unable to read resumes, CVs, applications for job, applications for programmes of study: the summer scheme is for sections of Masters dissertations only.

After submitting your work you will be emailed a validation link. Don’t forget to click this, or we won’t receive it!

For further information about submitting your work and how peer proofreading works please click on the following link: https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/support_and_advice/the_advice_place/academic/peerproofreading/

Other Useful Links

Peer Proofreading Scheme FAQs – Answers to frequently asked questions about how the Peer Proofreading Scheme works. If you have any questions about the Scheme, please start here!
Institute of Academic Development – Has a wealth of information and resources designed to help students make the most of their learning.
Read. Write. Cite. – This campaign aims to offer help with referencing, citations, and academic good conduct.
Tandem Language Programme – Join in Tandem’s weekly events to improve your skills in a range of languages, including English.
International Student Centre – Meet new friends from all over the world and travel Scotland.
EUSA Volunteering – Get involved in the local community, make new friends, and build your CV!
EUSA Global – Learn more about global activities run by your Students’ Association

Online Workshop: Proof Reading – 12th July 2018

(PGT – Online) Proof Reading

  • Thursday 12th July 2018 @ 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.

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.

 

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.