Workshop:Just Write Session – 27 July 2016

(PGT) Just Write student with laptop

  • Wednesday 27 July @ 09:00 – 12:30

Are you a taught postgraduate student working on your dissertation? Or trying to write for publication?

The aim of a ‘Just Write’ session is to facilitate a time and place for you to write without the distractions of emails, Facebook, twitter and everyday life.

A space will be provided for you to write in a focused way, with a member of staff present, to ensure that everyone abides by the rules.

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

–       You will get most out of the time by coming prepared to write

–       Bring your laptop and any notes you may need with you

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: Critical Reading, Essay Planning and Writing – 4 February 2016

calendar(PGT) Critical Reading, Essay Planning and Writing

  • Thursday 4 February 2016 at 13:30-16:30

Being a masters student is challenging, not just because of the level you will be learning at but also the amount of work (e.g. reading and writing) you’ll be expected to do, and all the while being ‘critical’. With so much to do, using effective strategies will help you to manage the different demands of your masters.

This workshop will focus on practical strategies for masters-level effective reading and writing, and developing your critical thinking during these. Participants will be able to practice some strategies in short exercises during the workshop.

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 – 10 April 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

Workshops and Events for Postgraduate Students – January 2015

studentsOn-campus workshops and events

The Institute for Academic Development are hosting a number of workshops tailored to the requirements of taught masters students at the University of Edinburgh.

The following workshops are taking place in January 2015 and are open to all taught masters students. Workshop descriptions and booking link can be found here:
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

  • (PGT) Support for Masters Students: Focus Group – Join us at this focus group to give your opinion on the IAD Masters support
    • Monday 19 January 2015 at 10.00-11.30 (GMT)

Booking link: https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=12466

  • (PGT) Study Skills Consultation (one to one)
    • Tuesday 20 January 2015 various time slots (See link below for details)
    • Wednesday 21 January 2015 various time slots (See link below for details)
  • (PGT) Mastering Networking: Preparatory session for students attending mixer events
    • Wednesday 21 January 2015 at 13:30-16:30 (GMT)
  • (PGT) Study Skills: Critical Reading, essay planning and writing
    • Thursday 22 January 2015 at 13:30-16:30 (GMT)
  • (PGT) Creativity 
    • Friday 23 January 2015 at 13:30-16:30 (GMT)
  • (PGT-HSS) Searching for Literature
    • Friday 23 January 2015 at 09:30 – 12:30 (GMT)
  • (PGT) Poster Production
    • Tuesday 27 January 2015 at 14:00-17:00 (GMT)
  • (PGT) Time Management
    • Wednesday 28 January 2015 at 09:30-12:30 (GMT)

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

 

Exam Tips – Writing and Thinking Crtically

22The Institute for Academic Development offers advice and resources to support students with writing effectively at postgraduate level.

The eWriting online course (open-access) is specifically developed for postgraduate students, it covers many aspects of writing successfully at University. It is a self-study course, and you can complete it at any time.

Writing at postgraduate level is a step up in your thinking and writing. You are expected to make accurate attribution of ideas from others, written pieces to be logically structured with fluid expression of thought, and with deeper and more critical engagement with the subjects and ideas you are reading and learning about.

Critical thinking can be applied to:

  • Bring together different sources of information to serve an argument or idea you are constructing.
  • Make logical connections between the different sources that help you shape and support your ideas.
  • Comprehend the key points, assumptions, arguments and evidence presented.
  • Transfer the understanding you have gained from your critical evaluation and use in response to questions, assignments and projects.
  • Develop arguments, draw conclusions, make inferences and identify implications. (The Open University, 2009)

For more tips and ideas on critical thinking, please visit:
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/learning-resources/critical

Workshop: Writing skills for online distance learners – 26 Nov 2014

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(PGT – ODL) Getting Started with Your Scientific Writing- Who’s Afraid of the Big Blank Page

  • Wednesday 26th November 2014 at 19:00-20:00 (GMT)

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). 

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.

This online session 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 thinking.

For more information and to book a place, please click here.

Workshop: Writing skills for online distance learners – 26 Nov 2014

student with laptop

(PGT – ODL) Getting Started with Your Scientific Writing- Who’s Afraid of the Big Blank Page

  • Wednesday 26th November 2014 at 19:00-20:00 (GMT)

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). 

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.

This online session 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 thinking.

For more information and to book a place, please click here.

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.