Workshop – Revisiting Your Structure – 31st May 2017

(PGT) Revisiting Your Structure

  • Wednesday 31st Maystudents 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 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

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Workshop – Writing Bootcamp for Taught Postgraduate Students – 22nd and 27th June 2017

(PGT) Writing Bootcamp for Taught Postgraduate Students

  • Thursday 22nd June and Tuesday 27th June @ 09:00-17:00
  • Please note: You can only book onto Day 1 of the Writing Bootcamp (22/6/17). Once you have confirmed your place, we will book you onto Day 2 of the Writing Bootcamp by the 15th June 2017.

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?students studying

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.

 

Between writing blocks there will be short breaks and refreshments available. There will be an hour break for lunch, but please note that lunch will not be provided (there are several cafes and shops nearby, or feel free to bring your own).

Thinking of coming along? Here is what you need to know.

  • There will be over 8 hours of writing, split into 10 blocks over the two days.
  • You will get most out of the time by doing the preparatory work, following the instructions in the “Information for Participants”.
  • If you wish to write using a laptop, please bring your own with you. There will be plenty of power sockets.

By the end of the Writing Bootcamp we will have discussed and practised some writing strategies, considered the key aspects of the writing process (including proof-reading and editing), and have a personalised writing plan to take your writing forward, and, most importantly, done some writing!

Places are limited please only book a place if you are able to attend both days, 22nd and 27th June, in full.

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: Critical Reading, Writing, Thinking – 14 May 2015

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(PGT) Critical Reading, Writing, Thinking

‘Critical’ is a word that is frequently used in academic discourse. Students are advised to think, read and write ‘critically’. This workshop is designed to introduce you to the postgraduate learning environment and provide an opportunity to think about and discuss criticality. Topics that will be covered are:-

  • Critical reading of sources
  • Essay writing: big picture ideas such as the analysis of essay questions and planning
  • Practical advice for effective writing

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

Workshop: The Writing Process – 8 May 2015

calendar(PGT) The Writing Process: Getting Started

For many students, starting to write is one of the most challenging aspects of doing a dissertation. How do you know whether you are ready to write? How do you overcome the sense of paralysis or overwhelm that often accompanies the early stages of the writing process? This workshop provides tools and tips for how to get started; for generating, focusing, targeting and structuring material; and for developing a first draft. All of these will be put into practice through the development of a short text.

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

Workshop: Writing a Literature Review – 21 April 2015

calendar(PGT) Writing a Literature Review

  • Tuesday 21 April 2015 at 09:30-12:30

The literature review is a key component of a dissertation, because it motivates and contextualises key research issue. Developing a review is a complex task which involves selecting, organising and evaluating source material; reading actively while taking effective notes; and shaping relevant information into a coherent piece of writing. This workshop offers practical ways of making this process manageable and beginning to develop a review.

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

Workshop – “Study Skills: critical reading, essay planning and writing” – 22 January 2015

calendarThis workshop is designed to introduce you to the postgraduate learning environment and provide an opportunity to think about and discuss.

  • Critical reading of sources
  • Essay writing: big picture ideas such as the analysis of essay questions and planning
  • Practical advice for effective writing

There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions.

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

Workshop: Exam skills for postgraduate students – 26 Nov 2014

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(PGT) Strategies and Tips – How to have effective exams – lunchtime session

  •  Wednesday 26th November 2014 at 12:30-13:30 (GMT)

This short lunchtime session is suitable for any taught postgraduate student who wants quick tips to improve their revision and exam technique.

The answers to the pre-course work question will form the basis of the discussion of issues surrounding exams. This could include, but not limited to, revision strategies, how to cope with stress and exam technique. We will then look at practical strategies and tips for dealing with the issues raised.

For more information and to book a place, please visit:
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops