Online Workshop – Dissertation for Publications -18 May 2017

(PGT – Online) Dissertation for Publications

  • Thursday 18th May 2017@ 12:00-13:00 (UK Time)

bookWant more from your dissertation? Think about a publication!

Your dissertation requires a substantial amount of time and effort from you, so how can you get the most out of it? One way to make your dissertation work for you is to publish it. Many dissertations represent significant additions and advancements to their field. Publishing is a way to get your work noticed and can lead to surprising opportunities. And it doesn’t have to be just journal articles!

This 1 hour, online interactive workshop will discuss strategies for producing a range of publications from your dissertation. It is open to online and on-campus students.

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

Workshop – Learn with Lynda.com – 18 April 2017

(PGT) Learn with Lynda.com (Online library of video courses)

  • Tuesday 18th April @ 10:00-11:30
lyndaThe University of Edinburgh provides all staff and students with access to Lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest technology, digital, creative, and business skills through high-quality instructional videos.
Find out how you can learn and teach with Lynda.com and
•Search for courses
•Create and share playlists
•Choose a career path
•Use playlist centre
•Share your certificates of achievement
This informal workshop will involve a presentation about Lynda.com, a demonstration on how to use it effectively and time to explore the online content and create your own playlist.
Open to all Postgraduate Taught Students.


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: Proof Reading Skills – 1 December 2015

EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY(PGT) Proof Reading 

  • Tuesday 1 December 2015 at 09:30 -12:30

With that last full stop, the writing task is done. Or is it? This workshop 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.

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

Online Workshop: Effective Exams – 22 April 2015

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(PGT-Online) Effective exams

  • Wednesday 22 April 2015 at 12:30-13:30

This session aims to build confidence concerning exams by discussing/ introducing approaches to reduce exam anxiety. This workshop will address preparation and planning for exams while focusing on effective strategies for revision and exam technique.

The session will cover:

Revision

  • Motivation and impact
  • Time management for revision
  • Effective revision focussing on active forms of study

Exams

  • Mind sets
  • Calming methods
  • Exam strategies
  • If it all goes wrong scenarios
  • What examiners want

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.

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

Workshop: Effective writing for postgraduate students – 17 Nov 2014

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(PGT) Effective Writing: Grammar

  • Monday 17th November 2014 at 13:30 – 16:30 (GMT)

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

We 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 here.

 

Mendeley (Bibliographic tool) tutorial for distance learners

Mendeley (Bibliographic tool) tutorial for distance learnersbook

  • Thursday 30 October at 7-8pm UK time

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or advice for using the Mendely to keep a database of literature sources and create reference lists easily.

*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/

The sessions will be held online, using the virtual meeting space Collaborate. Details on how to set up your computer to access the session will be sent to all registrants.

To register to attend, please complete this pre-session questionnaire linked to below. Please note that registration will close at 9am UK time on the day of the session.

Thursday 30 October at 7-8pm UK time – register with this online form: http://tinyurl.com/pyl9kyt

Endnote Online (bibliography tool) tutorial for distance learners

Endnote Online (bibliography tool) tutorial for distance learnersbook

  • Thursday 23 October  7-8pm UK time

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or advice for using the web-based version of Endnote to keep a database of literature sources and create reference lists easily. Please note that this session will not cover the desktop version of EndNote, and is focussed on the web-based 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

  1. follow this online tutorial for getting started with the web-based version of EndNote:

http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/products/refman/endnote/using-endnote-online-2.html

The sessions will be held online, using the virtual meeting space Collaborate. Details on how to set up your computer to access the session will be sent to all registrants.

To register to attend, please complete this pre-session questionnaire linked to below. Please note that registration will close at 9am UK time on the day of the session.

Thursday 23 October  7-8pm UK time – register with this online form: http://tinyurl.com/o9xfy8h

Introduction to the online Library for distance learners

Introduction to the online Library for distance learnersbook

  • Thursday 16 October  7-8pm UK time
  • Saturday 18 October 12-1pm UK time

These sessions are designed for new online distance learners, but if you’re in your second or third year, you’re still welcome. The sessions will cover accessing and using Library resources. When you register, you’ll be asked to indicate any particular things you’d like covered, so the sessions will be tailored to cover as much as possible of what is requested in advance. Before the session, you might find it useful to watch this induction presentation http://forth.mvm.ed.ac.uk/onlinelibrary.

The sessions will be held online, using the virtual meeting space Collaborate. Details on how to set up your computer to access the session will be sent to all registrants.

To register to attend, please complete the pre-session questionnaire for the date you’d like to come. Please note that registration will close at 9am UK time on the day of the session.

Thursday 16 October  7-8pm UK time – register with this online form: http://tinyurl.com/qdg4opu

Saturday 18 October 12-1pm UK time – register with this online form: http://tinyurl.com/pu24hhb

Dissertation Planning and Writing – 10 June 2014

bookThis workshop is held at the King’s Buildings campus.

This workshop is designed to help you with dissertation planning and writing techniques to keep you going. It should also provide an opportunity to think about and discuss:

  • Masters level examiners view – what do examiners want
  • Article analysis – how to improve your paper analysis skills
  • Critical reading of sources
  • Dissertation writing: big picture ideas such as the analysis of essay questions and planning
  • Practical advice for effective writing strategies

There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions. This is suitable for all PGT students who are thinking about starting their dissertation or have started their dissertation. Please note that this workshop will be held at King’s Buildings

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

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