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August 2019

Workshop: Critical Essay Structure

August 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Run by UON Learning Development. This session, aimed at Masters Coursework students, will explore the best ways to plan and structure a critical essay argument. How to plan and structure a critical essay that takes a position and presents a sustained argument. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  

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September 2019

Workshop: Reading + Notes = Thinking

September 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Run by UON Learning Development. This session, aimed at Masters Coursework students (though all are encouraged to attend), will look at strategies for reading effectively for thinking and writing. How to read and make notes with clear purpose to separate key points from details and develop your ideas. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  

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Workshop: Literature Review

September 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Literature reviews are more than just a summary of existing research in a given field. Instead, their purpose is to synthesise that literature into a new understanding of the current discourse. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the rhetorical purpose of the literature review, and explore strategies for synthesising your research in order to highlight a clear research gap. How to synthesise literature and structure a critical review of literature which is given as a course assignment (i.e not for PhD…

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Workshop: Advanced Speaking

September 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

WHO? This course is for research students from all faculties (including Honours). Emphasis is on international students, but local students are equally welcome. WHAT? You’ll have substantial control over which skills are covered in this course, but the skills practiced will probably include speaking with your supervisor, presenting at confirmation/conferences, networking, and seminar discussion. HOW? Each week gives ample opportunity to talk with other research students. This means both practice of effective speaking in a research context and exposure to…

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Workshop: Grammar for Thesis Writing

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

WHO? These sessions are for postgraduate students from all faculties, especially those currently doing original research. Although international students are often more keen to develop their grammatical skills, the course is equally relevant for locals. People already writing their dissertations will generally find the course most useful. Therefore, if you’ve only just started your research degree, you should wait a bit longer before taking this course – the start of a research degree is more about background reading and contextualising…

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