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Tue 21 May 2013
11:00 - 13:00

Venue: Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 12

Provided by: Engineering Language Unit


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English: Researcher Development Writing Skills Workshop - Preparing Successful Poster Presentations (Native and Nonnative Postdoc, PhD and MPhil by RESEARCH Engineering ONLY)
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Tue 21 May 2013

Description

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

  • Preparing successful poster presentations (see topics covered section for more details)

The following workshops are also available:

  • Planning and Writing the Literature Review
  • Presenting your results and findings
  • Working on the Discussions and Conclusions Sections
  • What makes a good abstract and title?
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
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 21 May 2013 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 12 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
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!

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?)
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.
Syallabus

Course syllabus is available

Duration

One two-hour session

Frequency

One each term

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