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Writing the Dissertation: the Literature Review

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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Please note that this session is for students working on their undergraduate dissertation. The Library will be running sessions in the summer for students doing their postgraduate dissertation.

This workshop provides guidance on structuring and developing a literature review chapter, or section, for an undergraduate dissertation. The session briefly covers the main conventions of a literature review, before focusing on different structural approaches and techniques to help you synthesise literature. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students. See this page for more workshops in the series

Writing the Dissertation: the Methods or Methodology

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Thursday, February 21, 2019
13:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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Please note that this session is for students working on their undergraduate dissertation. The Library will be running sessions in the summer for students doing their postgraduate dissertation.

This workshop provides guidance on writing a methods or methodology chapter for an undergraduate dissertation. The session covers the main conventions of a methods or methodology chapter and also focuses on practical ways of structuring the chapter in a clear and coherent way. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Writing the Dissertation: the Methods or Methodology

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
13:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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Please note that this session is for students working on their undergraduate dissertation. The Library will be running sessions in the summer for students doing their postgraduate dissertation.

This workshop provides guidance on writing a methods or methodology chapter for an undergraduate dissertation. The session covers the main conventions of a methods or methodology chapter and also focuses on practical ways of structuring the chapter in a clear and coherent way. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Thursday, February 28, 2019
13:00 - 13:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

Enabling Services: Dissertation writing for nursing students

For: Date: Time: Location: Students engaged with enabling services
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
14:00 - 15:00
Hartley Library, ATS Office Rm 2073
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Designed for third year nursing students with a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, this workshop will provide you with advice and techniques for planning and writing a dissertation for a health sciences course. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and share tips with other health sciences students who are also writing a dissertation. For more information on Enabling Services and the support we provide, please follow this link; https://www.southampton.ac.uk/edusupport/index.page.

Writing the Dissertation: the Results and Discussion

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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Please note that this session is for students working on their undergraduate dissertation. The Library will be running sessions in the summer for students doing their postgraduate dissertation.

This workshop provides guidance on writing the results and discussion chapters, or chapter, for an undergraduate dissertation. The session clarifies the difference between the two, before covering the main conventions that characterise these sections, such as using tables and figures. The session also focuses on the different ways you can structure your results and discussion. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Monday, March 11, 2019
12:00 - 12:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

Writing the Dissertation: the Results and Discussion

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
13:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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Please note that this session is for students working on their undergraduate dissertation. The Library will be running sessions in the summer for students doing their postgraduate dissertation.

This workshop provides guidance on writing the results and discussion chapters, or chapter, for an undergraduate dissertation. The session clarifies the difference between the two, before covering the main conventions that characterise these sections, such as using tables and figures. The session also focuses on the different ways you can structure your results and discussion. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Writing the Dissertation: the Introduction and Conclusion

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Thursday, March 21, 2019
13:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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Please note that this session is for students working on their undergraduate dissertation. The Library will be running sessions in the summer for students doing their postgraduate dissertation.

This workshop provides guidance on writing the introduction and conclusion of an undergraduate dissertation. Whilst often overlooked in the context of the whole dissertation, this session emphasises the importance of both chapters and how they work together to frame the dissertation. In particular, the session focuses on how to structure both chapters. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Writing the Dissertation: the Introduction and Conclusion

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

Please note that this session is for students working on their undergraduate dissertation. The Library will be running sessions in the summer for students doing their postgraduate dissertation.

This workshop provides guidance on writing the introduction and conclusion of an undergraduate dissertation. Whilst often overlooked in the context of the whole dissertation, this session emphasises the importance of both chapters and how they work together to frame the dissertation. In particular, the session focuses on how to structure both chapters. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Enabling Services: Dissertation writing for masters students

For: Date: Time: Location: Students engaged with enabling services
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
14:00 - 15:00
Hartley Library, ATS Office Rm 2073
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Designed for masters students with a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, this workshop will provide you with advice and techniques for planning and writing a dissertation for a masters course. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and share tips with other masters students who are also writing a dissertation. For more information on Enabling Services and the support we provide, please follow this link; https://www.southampton.ac.uk/edusupport/index.page.

Combining structure and formatting in your dissertation (Word for PC)

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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Learn about best practice when formatting a long and structured document such as a dissertation. This is the first of three sessions on using Word for PC to create your dissertation. This hands-on workshop allows you to get the very best out of Word functionality. By the end of the session you will have an understanding of what Styles are and why they are key to using Word; how to apply and modify key Styles; make use of the additional benefits of Styles - Navigation Pane, Table of Contents, Cross-reference and accessibility features.

Using tables and graphics in your dissertation (Word for PC)

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Friday, June 14, 2019
12:30 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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Learn about best practice in Word (for PC) when including data or graphical evidence. Such objects should be clearly labelled, referenced and made accessibility compliant. This is the second of three hands-on sessions using Word for PC to create your dissertation. This session is all about ensuring that you can: convert text to tables; repeat your table's header row; sort data inside a table; use referencing tools such as captions, cross-references and tables of figures; add accessibility features.

Dissertation page layout (Word for PC)

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
12:30 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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Learn about best practice in Word (for PC) when using page layout features. This is the third of three hands-on sessions using Word for PC to create your dissertation. This session is all about ensuring that you can correctly set up your file paper size and margins; create landscape pages for large tables or diagrams; create running content such as page headers and page numbering; ensure content that you want to appear together stays together.

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Thursday, June 20, 2019
13:00 - 13:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
12:00 - 12:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
Book Now

Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.