Online Workshop- Getting Started with Scientific Writing – 2 November 2016

(PGT-Online) Getting Started with Scientific Writing

  • Wednesday 2nd November 2016 at 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

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Resources

Workshop: Effective Writing – 31 March 2016

calendar(PGT) Effective Writing: Grammar

  • Thursday 31 March 2016 at 9:30-12:30

This course aims to show how a well-crafted sentence is put together and to give an understanding of the underlying grammatical rules. No prior knowledge of grammar is required.

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.

This course will not cover writing for specific purposes, such as these, dissertations or abstracts.

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 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: Critical study skills for postgraduate students – 12 Nov 2014

calendar(PGT) Critical! (Reading, Writing, Thinking)

  • Wednesday 12th November 2014 at 9:30-12:30 (GMT)

‘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.

This event is open to all Taught Masters students at the University of Edinburgh. To find out more and to book a place, please click here.