Workshop – Effective Writing: Grammar – 14 November 2017

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(PGT) Effective Writing : Grammar

Tuesday 14th November 2017 @ 09:30-12:30

This course aims to show how a well-crafted sentence is put together and to give an understanding of the underlying grammatical rules.

This workshop will be dealing with such problems as tense, sentence length, sentence structure, joining sentences and punctuation, with a view to producing clear, unambiguous and readable academic writing.

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

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Online Workshop – Proof Reading – 26 October 2017

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  • Thursday 26th October 2017 @ 12:00-13:00

You will be expected to produce significant pieces of academic writing for your Masters e.g. reports, essays and your dissertation! They are a major investment of time and effort, so it is worth spending time polishing it by properly proofreading and editing.

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

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

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.

Workshop – Is My Writing Academic Enough? – 26th May 2017

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  • Friday 26th May 2017 @ 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

Workshop: Academic Writing Skills – 27 May 2016

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  • Friday 27 May 2016 at 09:30-12:30

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.

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

Online Workshop: Getting Started with Scientific Writing – 4 November 2015

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(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Scientific Writing

  • 4 November 2015 at 19:00 – 20:00 (UK time)

If you find writing a challenge, you are not alone. There are a number of difficulties, but many writers find that their biggest problem is simply getting started.

In this online session we will focus on strategies we can use to help us get over that fear of the big blank page.  We will look at freewriting and how this can help us generate text and also help us think on paper.  By the end of this one hour interactive online session, you will have a better understanding of what free writing is and how it can help you in your scientific writing and your scientific thinking.

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 follow the following link:

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

To check the time zone – please click the following link:

https://eu1.bbcollab.com/site/external/isoTimeZoneConverter

PGT Newsletter – November 2014

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (November 2014) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information aboutPGT Newsletter_Nov 2014

  • All study skills and writing workshops available in November 2014
  • Panel discussions for students who are thinking applying for a PhD
  • Making the Most of Masters workshop
  • Managing Your Digital Footprint campaign – www.ed.ac.uk/iad/digitalfootprint
  • Other resources on assignments, writing and exams

Resources

Academic Writing – 4 June 2014

calendarThis Academic Writing workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Using consistently a referencing style.
  • Importance of engaging critically with the material.
  • Importance of structuring the essay (intro, main part, conclusions).
  • Questions of style: using an academic register.
  • Plagiarism: What it is and how not to plagiarise.

This event is open to all taught postgraduates at the University of Edinburgh

Booking details can be found:http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Workshops: Dissertations and Writing

students studyingWriting a dissertation can seem like a daunting task for any PGT student. This year we are running a number of workshops that take you through the process of writing a dissertation.

Dissertation Planning and Writing Workshops:

  • 2 June           Dissertation Planning & Writing
  • 4 June           Academic Writing
  • 10 June         Dissertation Planning & Writing

Further information and booking: www.ed.ac.uk/iad/postgraduates

There are a number of resources on the IAD website, including: