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Academic Writing: Editing and Proofreading

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Conference Room 4115
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This interactive and collaborative workshop helps you to refine your writing through a number of editing and proofreading techniques. We begin by discussing the differences between editing and proofreading. Following this, we consider some methods that help to enhance the detail, clarity and accuracy of your writing.

Academic Writing: Developing an Academic Argument

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
12:00 - 13:30
Hartley Conference Room 4115
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This interactive and collaborative workshop guides you through the process of developing and articulating an academic argument in your writing. We will consider some of the main strategies behind effective argumentation and think about how these strategies can inform and shape our writing. By addressing strategies like counter-arguments, we will also incorporate critical analysis as a means of developing a strong, sound and coherent argument.

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
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A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking – what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Proofreading: bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Thursday, June 07, 2018
12:15 - 12:55
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
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This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc. You will have time at the end of the session to practice some of the techniques you have learnt about.

Academic Writing: Editing and Proofreading

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Monday, June 11, 2018
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This interactive and collaborative workshop helps you to refine your writing through a number of editing and proofreading techniques. We begin by discussing the differences between editing and proofreading. Following this, we consider some methods that help to enhance the detail, clarity and accuracy of your writing.

Literature searching using the systematic review methodology

For: Date: Time: Location: Doctoral researchers from Business, Computing Science, Education and Environment
Wednesday June 13, 2018
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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This practical course will show you some important tools and techniques to help you create a search strategy suitable for use in a Systematic Literature Review, sometimes also referred to as a Systematic Reveiw. The session will focus on key databases hosted on different platforms such as Proquest, EBSCO and Web of Science 

 

 

E-theses - What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers
Thursday, June 14, 2018
14:00 - 15:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This session won’t tell you how to write your thesis but it will cover the practicals of preparing a thesis for deposit in our Institutional Repository. Preparation is the key and it is never too soon to start clearing third party copyright materials, using the thesis templates, organising references, research notes or research data.

 

Endnote for beginners (bibliographic software)

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers
Monday, June 18, 2018
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This session is for students who need to use Endnote Desktop for their studies. This practical course will introduce you to the basics of this referencing management software. It is sophisticated and highly customisable so for the best experience work through the Lynda.com online training course before booking onto this course as they cover the same topics.



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