Engineering Language Unit

English: Writing Skills Workshop - Preparing Successful Poster Presentations

Provided by: ELU

Wed 7 May 2014  –  Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 12


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Description: This is a Scientific Writing Skills Workshops tailored to the needs of the PhD/PostDoc Engineering students.

Target audience:

  • Native AND Non-Native PhD and PostDocs from the Department of Engineering
  • Further details regarding Engineering Language Unit's eligibility criteria are available

Duration: One two-hour session

Sessions:

Number of sessions: 1

Date Time Venue Trainer
Wed 7 May 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 12 Helen. East

Format:

  • 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.

Frequency: As required.

Aims:

  • 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?)

Topics covered: An opportunity for you to consider the design and content of posters. Have you ever attended/participated in a Poster Session? Which posters were of interest to you and why or why not? We will be evaluating a number of winning posters and discussing what made them most successful. If you have a poster of your own and would like feedback, or just want to know more about creating one, then this is the Workshop for you!

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Theme: English