Workshop: Effective Writing: Grammar and Punctuation – 09th October 2018

(PGT) Effective Writing: Grammar and Punctuation

  • Tuesday 09th October 2018 @ 10:00-13:00students studying

Grammar should be like the background music in a film. If it’s good you hardly notice it. If it’s bad, it jars and distracts you, and does not allow you to focus on what’s important. We write to communicate our ideas, opinions and discoveries. If the way we write obscures these goals in any way, then we have to rethink our approach. Some people think grammar is unimportant, being a secondary issue to the main thrust of their writing. However, if your use, or misuse, of grammar leads your reader to stumble over your meaning, you have failed. Grammar is important.

In this workshop, which consists of a series of short presentations, activities and discussion, we will look at the most common problems faced by writers when it comes to grammar and punctuation.

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

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Online Workshop: Getting Started with Your Studies – 19th September 2018

(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Your Studies

  • Wednesday 19th September 2018 @ 12:00-13:00

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Starting a Masters programme can be an exciting but stressful time. You will have to fit a lot of challenging work around your other commitments. This online, interactive workshop will be based on participant responses to the question:

What’s the one thing do you want to know about starting your studies but were too afraid to ask?

Depending on responses, the workshop may cover:

  • Differences between undergraduate and postgraduate learning environment
  • Academic expectations
  • Getting the most out of your course

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and raise issues they would like to discuss during the workshop.

This online workshop will duplicate some topics discussed in the on-campus workshop ‘Getting Started at Masters level’, please click here for further details. Students are advised to attend either one, or the other.

What does this workshop include?

This is a general workshop designed to clue participants into starting their masters studies. It will not be an in-depth workshop on any particular topic(s). The IAD (and some programmes) provide detailed workshops on study-related topics later in the semester.

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.

PGT Newsletter (September 2018)

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

The newsletter provides further information about:

  • Welcome to the University of Edinburgh
  • What does the IAD do?
  • Events and courses information
  • Welcome Events 2018
  • Teaching Award Nominations
  • School Specific workshops

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Online Workshop: Getting Started with Your Studies – 12th September 2018

(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Your Studies

  • Wednesday 12th September 2018 @ 19:00-20:00

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Starting a Masters programme can be an exciting but stressful time. You will have to fit a lot of challenging work around your other commitments. This online, interactive workshop will be based on participant responses to the question:

What’s the one thing do you want to know about starting your studies but were too afraid to ask?

Depending on responses, the workshop may cover:

  • Differences between undergraduate and postgraduate learning environment
  • Academic expectations
  • Getting the most out of your course

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and raise issues they would like to discuss during the workshop.

This online workshop will duplicate some topics discussed in the on-campus workshop ‘Getting Started at Masters level’, please click here for further details. Students are advised to attend either one, or the other.

What does this workshop include?

This is a general workshop designed to clue participants into starting their masters studies. It will not be an in-depth workshop on any particular topic(s). The IAD (and some programmes) provide detailed workshops on study-related topics later in the semester.

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.

Online Workshops: Pre-arrival: Writing at PGT Level

(PGT – Online) Pre-arrival: Writing at PGT Levelbook

  • Wednesday 22nd August 2018 @ 10:00-11:00 (Book here)
  • Tuesday 29th August 2018 @ 19:00-20:00 (Book here)

To support you with your Masters studies for the year ahead, Institute for Academic Development (IAD) offer study skills workshops throughout the year. IAD will be offering a set of online ‘pre-arrival’ workshops to support you with your studies and skills, this will include writing at PGT level.

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/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

PGT Newsletter (August 2018)

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (August 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?
  • Upcoming Pre-Arrival Workshops
  • Events and courses information
  • Study Skills Consultation information
  • Welcome Events 2018/19
  • Information on the Careers Service
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

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Workshop: Just Write Session – 25th July 2018

(PGT) Just Write Sessionstudent with laptop

  • Wednesday 25th July 2018 @ 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.

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

Online Workshop: Revisiting Your Structure – 17th July 2018

(PGT) Revisiting Your Structure

  • Tuesday 17th July 2018 @ 15:00-16:00

This workshop is open to all postgraduate taught (PGT) students.istock_000014760316xsmall

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.

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.

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.