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Wed 14 May 2014
11:00 - 13:00

Venue: Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 12

Provided by: Engineering Language Unit


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English: Writing Skills Workshop - Planning and Writing the Literature Review

Wed 14 May 2014


This workshop is tailored to the needs of Native and Non-native 1st Year PhD students MPhil (Res).

Target audience
  • Native and Non-Native Postdocs, PhD and MPhil by Research students from the Department of Engineering ONLY
  • Further details regarding Engineering Language Unit's eligibility criteria are available

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
2 Wed 14 May 2014 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 12 map Nicola Cavaleri
Topics covered

In this Workshop we will be drawing on published papers to discover what makes a good literature review in terms of, for example, consensus of view, current debate and controversies and ‘state of the art. If you are either planning or writing a literature review this is a good opportunity for you to discuss your text or plans and exchange ideas about how we go about finding relevant literature and organizing this important section.

  • To develop students’ awareness of the reader’s aims
  • To write in a clearer and more concise way in order to communicate ideas successfully
  • To Inform you about what it means to be a successful writer and the importance of context (e.g. who is your reader, what are your assumptions about their knowledge of the topic?)
  • Workshops are ‘hands-on’ where students work with, and edit text from a variety of sources relevant to their specialist field.
  • Students’ work-in-progress and papers they are reading are used wherever possible to develop their awareness of good writing and critical ability.
  • Students are encouraged to work in groups and share ideas- from student feedback on these workshops, it has been noted that peer feedback was found to play a key role in their success.

One two-hour session


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