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.
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.
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.
Are you a taught postgraduate student working on your dissertationan or an assignment? Would you like an opportunity to be able to learn some writing techniques, and have space to practise them.
The aim of a ‘writing bootcamp’ is to facilitate a time and place for you to write without the distractions of emails, Facebook, twitter and everyday life.
The session will begin with a short Bitesize style workshop to offer advice on writing techniques, and motivate you to write. Following this you will have a 2.5 hours of writing split over 3 sessions. No distractions, just writing.
Thinking of coming along? Here is what you need to know.
If you wish to write using a laptop, please bring your own with you. There will be plenty of power sockets.
To find out more and to book a place, please click on the following link:
Before the start of a new semester, it is always useful to reflect on your experiences and develop how you learn and study. The Institute for Academic Development provides a variety of resources which can support Masters students.