Honours Thesis, Masters by Coursework and Undergraduate Program

22-26 September 2014

Register online Monday 15 September 2014.

HONOURS PROGRAM

Managing the Final Stages of an Honours Year (2 hours)
Mon 22 Sept 2-4pm, Course No. 4426
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 26 Sept 10am-1pm, Course No. 4427
Room 418 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 25 Sept 10am-1pm, Course No. 4428
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 22 Sept 10am-1pm, Course No. 4429
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 23 Sept 10am-1pm, Course No. 4430
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 22 Sept 10am-12noon, Course No 4431
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 23 Sept 10am-12noon, Course No 4432
Room 432 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 24 Sept 10am-1pm, Course No 4433
Room 452 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 25 Sept 2-4pm, Course No 4434
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 24 Sept 2-4pm, Course No 4435
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 24 Sept 10am-1pm, Course No. 4436
Room 722 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 23 Sept 2-5pm, Course No. 4437
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 26 Sept 2-5pm, Course No. 4438
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.

Discussion Skills & Working in Groups (3 hours)
Fri 26 Sept 10am-1pm, Course No. 4439
Room 722 Education Building A35
Target group: undergraduates, Masters by coursework non-English speaking background students. Provides strategies and practice in effective participation in academic discussion, and helps you set up personal goals for developing your skills.

OTHER WORKSHOPS PLANNED FOR 2014

Exam Preparation
Mon 13 - Fri 24 Oct
Registration: Tue 7 Oct

Study vacation: Mon 3 - Fri 7 Nov
Exams begin: Mon 10 Nov
Semester/Exams end: Sat 22 Nov

Postgraduate Research Program
Mon 27 Oct - Fri 5 Dec
Registration: Mon 20 Oct