Honours Program

28 SEptember - 2 October 2015

Register online Monday 21 September 2015.



Honours Program

Managing the Final Stages of an Honours Year (2 hours)
Mon 28 Sept 2-4pm, Course No. 4702
Room 722 Education Building A35
Target group: honours students in the last semester of their honours year. Bring: time lines. Provides strategies for coping with completing a thesis under pressure.

Writing Introductions, Conclusions and Abstracts (3 hours)
Fri 2 Oct 10am-1pm, Course No. 4703
Room 722 Education Building A35
Target group: honours students at the end of the thesis writing process. Bring: draft introduction and conclusion (and if possible abstract). Provides an overview of the structure and language of these sections of a thesis.

Overview of an Honours Thesis (3 hours)
Thur 1 Oct 10am-1pm, Course No. 4704
Room 722 Education Building A35
Target group: honours students in the first semester of their honours year. Bring: content page/thesis outline. Provides a generalised description of the typical structure and purpose of each section of the thesis.

Developing Your Thesis Argument (3 hours)
Mon 28 Sept 10am-1pm, Course No. 4705
Room 722 Education Building A35
Target group: honours students in the writing process. Bring: draft of sections of the middle part of the thesis. Exemplifies how to develop the argument in the middle sections of the thesis by evaluating literature and discussing results.

Writing an Honours Proposal (3 hours)
Tue 29 Sept 10am-1pm, Course No. 4706
Room 722 Education Building A35
Target group: honours students writing/about to write their proposal. Bring: draft of sections of proposal. Provides models and guidelines for writing a thesis proposal.

General Workshop Program

Academic Writing Skills

Analysing an Assignment Question (2 hours)
Mon 28 Sept 10am-12noon, Course No 4707
Room 418 Education Building A35
Target group: undergraduates, Masters by coursework students. Provides strategies for identifying the focus of the question and investigating how the wording of a question affects the structure of the response.

Planning an Assignment (2 hours)
Tue 29 Sept 10am-12noon, Course No 4708
Room 419 Education Building A35
Target group: undergraduates, Masters by coursework students. Covers the planning and structure of common written assignments.

Developing an Argument (3 hours)
Wed 30 Sept 10am-1pm, Course No 4709
Room 722 Education Building A35
Target group: undergraduates, Masters by coursework students. Focuses on developing an argument by synthesising, evaluating and presenting evidence from relevant literature to substantiate a point of view.

Analytical Writing (2 hours)
Thur 1 Oct 2-4pm, Course No 4710
Room 722 Education Building A35
Target group: undergraduates, Masters by coursework students. Looks at the differences between analytical and descriptive writing, and the process involved in developing an analytical approach to ideas and information.

Writing in an Academic Style (2 hours)
2 hour short course for English speaking background students
Wed 30 Sept 2-4pm, Course No 4711
Room 722 Education Building A35
Target group: undergraduates, Masters by coursework students. Bring: draft of current writing. Focuses on some of the characteristics of successful academic writing across all disciplines, e.g. formality, objectivity, conciseness and impersonality.

Professional Report Writing (3 hours)
Wed 30 Sept 10am-1pm, Course No. 4712
Room 419 Education Building A35
Target group: undergraduates, Masters by coursework students. This workshop focuses on the language resources necessary to develop arguments and critical evaluation in order to (1) respond to a real-life scenario or case study, (2) demonstrate critical analysis of a particular real-world problem, and (3) make recommendations to a course of action by an imagined client, business or government department.

Writing Coursework Assignments (3 hours)
Tues 29 Sept 2-5pm, Course No. 4713
Room 722 Education Building A35
Target group: Masters by coursework students.
Bring: a draft of a current assignment. This workshop looks at possible structures of coursework assignments, the component parts
and the links between them.

Managing Literature for Coursework Assignments (3 hours)
Fri 2 Oct 2-5pm, Course No. 4714
Room 722 Education Building A35
Target group: Masters by coursework students. Bring: 2 articles for a current coursework assignment. This workshop discusses how literature from your field can be used to support argument in your coursework assignment, and looks at strategies for organising your references.