Engineering Language Unit

English: Writing Skills Workshop - Working on the Discussion and Conclusions Sections

Provided by: ELU

Wed 6 Nov 2013  –  Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B

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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.

  • Working on the Discussions and Conclusions Sections (see topics covered section for more details)

The following workshops are also available:

  • Planning and Writing the Literature Review
  • Presenting your results and findings
  • What makes a good abstract and title?
  • Preparing successful poster presentations

Target audience:

  • Native AND Non-native 2nd and 3rd Year PhD students, MPhil (Res) 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

Date Time Venue Trainer
Wed 6 Nov 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B A.J. Tomura


  • 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.


  • 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: This Workshop focuses on the fundamental differences between these two sections of a paper and looks at how the language we use can help to distinguish their functions within the paper. If you are working on either/both of these sections of your thesis this will be a very useful opportunity to review and revise your texts. If you are not yet writing up, then this is a good opportunity to become aware of the language used by different researchers to discuss and conclude their papers.

Syallabus: Course syllabus is available

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