Workshop: Critical! (Reading, Writing, Thinking) – 9th November 2018

Critical! (Reading, Writing, Thinking)

  • Friday 9th November 2018 @ 10:00-13:00iStock_000003160236XSmall_leaves

‘Critical’ is a word that is frequently used in academic discourse. Students are advised to think, read and write ‘critically’. But what does ‘critical’ actually mean in an academic context? In this workshop we identify qualities that are core to a critical engagement with academic work, and we explore through examples how you can apply critical values to your reading, writing and academic practice.

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

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Online Workshop: Improving Your Grammar and Punctuation – 6th November 2018

(PGT – Online) Top 10 Tips for Improving Your Grammar and Punctuation

  • 6th November @ 19:00-20:00EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

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 and punctuation leads your reader to stumble over your meaning, you have failed. Grammar is important.

In this online session, we will look at the most common problems faced by technical writers when it comes to grammar and punctuation. And, using a lot of examples we will learn how to avoid these problems.

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: Getting Started with Scientific Writing – 31st October 2018

(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Scientific Writing

  • 31st October 2018 @ 19:00-20:0022

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.

During this session, you will have the opportunity to do some freewriting, so make sure you have some paper and a pen handy.

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: 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.

Online Workshop: Online Learning – Welcome! – 21st September 2018

(PGT – Online) Online Learning – Welcome! OL Only

  • Friday 21st September 2018 @ 10:00 – 11:00

This is an online drop-in session with staff from the Institute for Academic Development.  It is designed for you to ask any questions about starting and getting prepared for your Online Learning (OL) course at Edinburgh.HeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08

There will be members of staff from the Institute for Academic Development (IAD – PGT study support) available at the session to help you orient around the online provisions, as well as providing a space just to talk about what it’s like to be an OL student.

*This session is for OL students only

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: Online Learning – Welcome! – 13th September 2018

(PGT – Online) Online Learning – Welcome! OL Only

  • Thursday 13th September 2018 @ 17:00-18:00

This is an online drop-in session with staff from the Institute for Academic Development.  It is designed for you to ask any questions about starting and getting prepared for your Online Learning (OL) course at Edinburgh.HeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08

There will be members of staff from the Institute for Academic Development (IAD – PGT study support) available at the session to help you orient around the online provisions, as well as providing a space just to talk about what it’s like to be an OL student.

*This session is for OL students only

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.

Pre-arrival Workshops with the IAD

Pre-arrival workshops

To support you with your Masters studies for the year ahead, we offer study skills workshops throughout the year. This year we will be offering a set of online ‘pre-arrival’ workshops to support you with your studies and skills such as critical thinking, writing at PGT level and getting the best from your library at the University of Edinburgh.

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Pre-arrival: Critical Thinking
21st August (19:00 – 20:00)
28th August (13:00 – 14:00)

Pre-arrival: Writing at PGT Level
22nd August (10:00 – 11:00)
29th August (19:00 – 20:00)

Pre-arrival: Getting Started with the Library
23rd August (13:00 – 14:00)
29th August (10:00 – 11:00)
05th September (13:00 – 14:00)

Pre-arrival: Getting Ready for your Studies
04th September (13:00 – 14:00)

Please click on the time would like to attend to book your place. A full list of all of the IAD’s PGT workshops can be found here.

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Proof Reading – 25th June 2018

(PGT) Proof Reading

  • Monday 25th June 2018 @ 09:30-12:30 22

With that last full stop, the writing task is done. Or is it? This course looks at the many stages of copy-editing and proof-reading that must be done before the dissertation is submitted or the academic paper published. We look at some myths about writing, identify common errors and offer a range of techniques for spotting them. Proof correction marks are introduced and put into practice in a peer feedback session.

Pre-course Work
In preparation for the course, each participant should bring a sample of their academic writing, which they would be willing to discuss with the tutor, and (optionally) with other participants (approx.600 words). Please bring 3 copies of your sample work along on the day.

To book a place, please click here.

You can see all upcoming workshops here.

Workshop: Critical! (Reading, Writing, Thinking) – 3rd April 2018

Critical! (Reading, Writing, Thinking)

  • Tuesday 3rd April 2018 @ 09:30-12:30iStock_000003160236XSmall_leaves

‘Critical’ is a word that is frequently used in academic discourse. Students are advised to think, read and write ‘critically’. But what does ‘critical’ actually mean in an academic context? In this workshop we identify qualities that are core to a critical engagement with academic work, and we explore through examples how you can apply critical values to your reading, writing and academic practice.

To find out more and to book a place, please click the following link:
http://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Online Workshop – Getting Started with Scientific Writing – 14 February 2018

(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Scientific Writing

  • Wednesday 14th February 2018 @ 19:00-20:0022

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.

During this session, you will have the opportunity to do some freewriting, so make sure you have some paper and a pen handy.

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