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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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

 

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Online Workshop: Top 10 Tips for Writing a Literature Review – 29th May 2019

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

  • Wednesday 29th May 2019 @ 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 book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

 

Online Workshop: Zotero Web (Bibliographic Tool) – 23rd May 2019

(PGT – Online) Zotero (Bibliographic Tool) Tutorial

  • 23rd May 2019 @ 10:00-10:50zotero

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or advice for using Zotero to keep a database of literature sources and create reference lists easily in essays and other written work. This workshop is also open to PGR and UG students.

*Before* the workshop, you should

1. Sign up for a Zotero account https://www.zotero.org/user/register/

2. Download both the Firefox plugin and the standalone client: https://www.zotero.org/download/

3. Follow these video tutorials for getting started https://www.zotero.org/support/screencast_tutorials

4. Try to use Zotero before the tutorial – you’ll get more out of the tutorial if you do.

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 (May 2019)

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

The newsletter provides further information about:

  • What does the IAD do?
  • Dissertation Masterclass Workshop
  • Upcoming PGT Workshops
  • Booking Opens Soon: Writing Bootcamp
  • Study Skills Consultation
  • QAA Scotland Focus on Graduate Skills Survey

 

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Online Workshop: Citing sources and creating bibliographies with Mendeley – 16th May 2019

(PGT, PGR and UG – Online) Citing sources and creating bibliographies with Mendeley –

  • 16th May 2019 @  10:00 – 10:507603612464_fee805cd5a_o

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or advice for using Mendeley to keep a database of literature sources and create reference lists easily in essays and other written work.

*Before* the workshop, you should

1.Sign up for a Mendeley account and download the desktop client: http://www.mendeley.com/

2.Follow these video tutorials for getting started: http://www.mendeley.com/videos-tutorials/

3. Try to use Mendeley before the tutorial – you’ll get more out of the tutorial if you do.

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. Please check the UK time of the session and use the Blackboard collaborate TimeZoneConverter to check the time in your country.

You can check the UK time zone here: https://eu1.bbcollab.com/site/external/isoTimeZoneConverter

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

 

Online Workshop: Citing sources and creating bibliographies with Endnote Web – 9th May 2019

(PGT, PGR and UG – Online) Citing sources and creating bibliographies with Endnote Web

  • Thursday 09th May 2019 @ 09:00 – 09:50

This session is intended for any student who would like to get helpend-note-logo or advice for using the web-based version of Endnote to keep a database of literature sources and create reference lists easily in essays and other written work. Please note that this session is focussed on the web-based version of EndNote and will not cover the desktop version.

*Before* the workshop, you should:

1. register for the web version of EndNote using your UoE identity, so you get additional server space and referencing styles: http://www.docs.is.ed.ac.uk/mvm/EndNote_Web_registration.pdf

2. follow this online tutorial for getting started with the web-based version of Endnote:
https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/display/HowTowiki/Using+EndNote+Online+to+Manage+your+References

3. Try to use EndNote web before the tutorial – you’ll get more out of the tutorial if you do.

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. Please check the UK time of the session and use the Blackboard collaborate TimeZoneConverter to check the time in your country.

You can check the UK time zone here: https://eu1.bbcollab.com/site/external/isoTimeZoneConverter

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

 

Online Workshop: Top 10 Tips for getting Published – 1st May 2019

 Top 10 Tips for Getting Published (Online)UNI 11

  • Wednesday 1st  May 2019 @ 19:00-20:00

Whether we like it or not, in modern academia we are judged by how much we publish and where it is published. Thus, all academics strive to get their work accepted in the highest impact journals. However, this takes work and often requires persistence. In this online presentation, Allan Gaw, who has been an academic for over 30 years and who has published extensively, will give you his top tips for success.

After the presentation, the attendees will:

• be aware of the importance of choosing the right journal

• understand the need to follow the instructions to authors

• know how to structure an academic paper

• appreciate the peer review process

• know how to respond to, and when to challenge, a review

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 (April 2019)

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

The newsletter provides further information about:

  • What does the IAD do?
  • Exam Bootcamp
  • Upcoming PGT Workshops
  • Featured Online Workshop: Managing your Exams: Strategies and Tips
  • Exam Resources
  • Respect at Edinburgh

 

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PGT Newsletter (March 2019)

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

The newsletter provides further information about:

  • What does the IAD do?
  • Preparing for your Dissertation
  • Upcoming PGT Workshops
  • Featured Workshop: The Art and Craft of Editing
  • Dissertation Planners
  • Mental Wellbeing – 5 Ways to Wellbeing

 

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