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Thesis writing seminars
Abstract, introduction & conclusion
Your abstract, introduction and conclusion (with title and table of contents); first sections examiners read; need to provide consistent and persuasive messages about your research. Open the presentation.
Literature reviews for research students
Position your research in relevant literature: summarise and critique literature in an organised way to build a strong foundation for your research. Open the presentation.
Methodology and results
Describe and justify your research design, methodology and methods in sufficient detail to allow replication. Present your findings logically in relation to research aims and methods.
Interpret the significance of your findings in relation to the relevant literature: consider how your findings compare, what knowledge they add.
Publishing your research
Disseminate your research beyond your thesis/supervisors/examiners. Explore how to present and publish your work for broader audiences. Open the presentation.
Thesis writing/presenting club (talk and write about your research with your peers)
Tell your ‘thesis story’
Consider how your thesis and research presentations might tell a ‘story’. Create an engaging written and spoken ‘narrative’ about your research.
Situate your research in literature
Write and talk critically about the literature in your field to build a strong foundation and clear niche for your research.
Detail your methodology
Consider how to both write and talk about your methodology in ways that clarify and justify your research design choices.
Present/publish your research
Plan how you might disseminate your research through presentations and publications. Consider how you will write for and speak to broader audiences interested in your work.
Take a position
Explore ways to take a position as you speak and write about your research. Consider how to articulate the thesis of your thesis.
Develop your voice
Develop and use your voice to take ownership as you write and speak about your research. Learn how to balance your voice with the voices of others.
Peer review and edit your writing
Allow time to receive written and spoken feedback, and to revise/edit your work. Bring a short section (page or so) of your writing to this session to review with a ‘critical friend’.
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