English: Researcher Development Writing Skills Workshop - Planning and Writing the Literature Review (Native and Nonnative Postdoc, PhD and MPhil by RESEARCH Engineering ONLY)
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Description: This is one in a series of five Scientific Writing Skills Workshops tailored to the needs of the PhD/PostDoc Engineering student.
- Planning and Writing the Literature Review (see topics covered section for more details)
The following workshops are also available:
- Presenting your results and findings
- Working on the Discussions and Conclusions Sections
- What makes a good abstract and title?
- Preparing successful poster presentations
- 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
Number of sessions: 1
|Fri 15 Feb||14:00 - 16:00||Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 3||Dr D.M.A. Chappell|
- 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: One each term
- 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: 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.
Syallabus: Course syllabus is available
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