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Tue 30 Oct 2012
11:00 - 13:00

Venue: Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10

Provided by: Engineering Language Unit


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English: Researcher Development Writing Skills Workshop - Presenting your Results and Findings (Native and Nonnative PhD Engineering Students and Postdocs ONLY)

Tue 30 Oct 2012


This is one in a series of five Scientific Writing Skills Workshops tailored to the needs of the PhD/PostDoc Engineering student.

  • Presenting your results and findings (see topics covered section for more details)

The following workshops are also available:

  • Planning and Writing the Literature Review
  • Working on the Discussions and Conclusions Sections
  • What makes a good abstract and title?
  • Preparing successful poster presentations
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

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 30 Oct 2012 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Topics covered

This Workshop concentrates on the language associated with presenting your findings in a coherent way. We will be drawing on published papers, together with your own texts to identify best ways to communicate your results in an unambiguous way.

  • 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.

Course syllabus is available


One two-hour session


One each term

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