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English: Writing Skills Two week intensive (PhD and MPhil by RESEARCH Engineering ONLY)

Mon 8 Jul, Tue 9 Jul, ... Thu 18 Jul 2013

Description

This is a TWO-WEEK COURSE focusing on YOUR OWN DRAFTS of thesis, dissertation, first-year projects or research papers. WEEK 1 comprises five 2-hour whole class lessons and concentrates on writing abstracts; literature review; discussion and conclusions and preparing successful posters plus one individual supervision* of 30 minutes which will take place on one of the afternoons (Monday-Thursday)

In WEEK 2 there will be one 2-hour whole-class lesson (Thursday afternoon) based on points arising from students’ work-in-progress plus one individual supervision* of one hour. The time of this will be arranged with the teacher at the start of the course. • Please note that drafts need to have been received by the teacher well in advance in order for feedback to be given during the individual supervision slots.

WEEK 2 Content: 1 whole-class session of 2 hours (Thursday) plus one individual supervision of one hour. Time for individual slots to be arranged between Monday-Wednesday 2.00-6.00 and Friday 11.30-1.30 Individual Slots: Monday, 15th July 2.00-6.00p.m. Tuesday, 16th July 2.00-6.00p.m. Wednesday, 17th July 2.00-6.00p.m. Friday, 19thJuly 11.30-1.30p.m. Whole-Class Teaching: Thursday, 18th July 2.30-4.30p.m.

Target audience
  • PhD and Post Graduate Engineering students
  • Further details regarding Engineering Language Unit's eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites
  • Participants should be a 1st year PhD student although students at a later stage in their Doctoral studies are also welcome
Sessions

Number of sessions: 6

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 8 Jul 2013   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
2 Tue 9 Jul 2013   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
3 Wed 10 Jul 2013   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
4 Thu 11 Jul 2013   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
5 Fri 12 Jul 2013   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
6 Thu 18 Jul 2013   14:30 - 16:30 14:30 - 16:30 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Sheila Dodds
Topics covered
  • Planning Stage - Structure and Content - Language and Style
  • Literature review
  • Discussions and Conclusions
  • Preparing successful poster presentations
  • Writing abstracts
Aims

To assist first year PhD students working on draft dissertations or theses

Format

Six sessions of two hours

Syllabus

Course syllabus is available

Duration

Six sessions of two hours plus 1.5 hour in total of indvidual supervisions

Frequency

Yearly


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