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Workshop Series: Grammar for Thesis Writing

February 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 30, 2017

This year, UON’s Learning Development team is running a series of grammar workshops for postgraduate students!


These sessions are for postgraduate students from all faculties, especially those currently doing original research. Emphasis is on international students, who are more likely to want to develop their grammatical skills, but local students are completely welcome.

The course is most useful for people who are already writing their dissertations. 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 your work.


The focus will be on the rules of grammar as a means of expression, to (1) make sentences technically correct and (2) promote clear, fluent and effective communication. These habits develop through practice, so it is expected that you be involved every week during the course.


Each week, one student’s academic writing will be distributed to the group. Everyone will then work together to identify, discuss and understand grammatical issues in that piece of work – and how these can be used in your own writing.

The teacher will organise and prioritise the grammatical issues in each student’s work so that the discussions progress logically, helping students see the relationships between the various grammatical mistakes/constructions.

These sessions are about YOUR work, and will be based on YOUR writing, so be ready to discuss examples of your work with others.


To register, email Nicholas Collier at nicholas.collier@newcastle.edu.au. You’ll need to include a sample (about one page) of your writing.



February 28, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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MC146, McMullin Building
UON Callaghan Campus NSW 2308 Australia


Learning Development
(02) 4921 5350

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