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Dissertation Q&A

Duration: For: Date: Time: 60 mins Live Q&A
Taught Postgraduate students
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
14:00 - 15:00
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Please note: this is not a lecture or seminar. This is an opportunity to ask any writing-specific questions you have about the dissertation. Therefore, you are expected to come prepared with questions; you can ask questions verbally or through the chat function in the session. You also need to have attended, or watched a recorded version of, at least one of the Writing the Dissertation webinars before attending this Q&A session. This is to ensure time is not spent on repeating content from the Writing the Dissertation webinars, but to address specific writing-related questions you have about the dissertation. After booking your place, you will receive two emails: one confirming your place and one nearer the date of the session that will provide you with instructions to access the webinar.

 

Dissertation Q&A

Duration: For: Date: Time: 60 mins Live Q&A
Taught Postgraduate students
Thursday, July 16, 2020
10:30 - 11:30
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Please note: this is not a lecture or seminar. This is an opportunity to ask any writing-specific questions you have about the dissertation. Therefore, you are expected to come prepared with questions; you can ask questions verbally or through the chat function in the session. You also need to have attended, or watched a recorded version of, at least one of the Writing the Dissertation webinars before attending this Q&A session. This is to ensure time is not spent on repeating content from the Writing the Dissertation webinars, but to address specific writing-related questions you have about the dissertation. After booking your place, you will receive two emails: one confirming your place and one nearer the date of the session that will provide you with instructions to access the webinar.

 

Writing the Dissertation: the Results and Discussion

Duration: For: Date: Time: 90 mins Live
Taught Postgraduate students
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
14:00 - 15:30
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This workshop provides guidance on writing the results and discussion chapters, or chapter, for an undergraduate dissertation, or extended project. The session clarifies the difference between the two, before covering the main conventions that characterise these sections, such as using tables and figures. See this page for more workshops in the series. After booking your place, you will receive two emails: one confirming your place and one nearer the date of the session that will provide you with instructions to access the webinar.

 

Starting your Dissertation or Research Project

Duration: For: Date: Time: 60 mins Live
All students
Thursday, July 23, 2020
12:00 - 13:00
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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. In this workshop you will learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond. There will also be opportunities to practice what you have learnt via short activities within the session. After booking your place, you will receive two emails: one confirming your place and one nearer the date of the session that will provide you with instructions to access the webinar..

 

Starting your Dissertation or Research Project

Duration: For: Date: Time: 60 mins Live
All students
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
12:00 - 13:00
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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. In this workshop you will learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond. There will also be opportunities to practice what you have learnt via short activities within the session. After booking your place, you will receive two emails: one confirming your place and one nearer the date of the session that will provide you with instructions to access the webinar..

 

Writing the Dissertation: the Introduction and Conclusion

Duration: For: Date: Time: 90 mins Live
Taught Postgraduate students
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
14:00 - 15:30
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This workshop provides guidance on writing the introduction and conclusion of a dissertation, or extended project. Whilst often overlooked, this session emphasises the importance of both the introduction and conclusion and how they should be structured to bookend the whole dissertation. See this page for more workshops in the series. After booking your place, you will receive two emails: one confirming your place and one nearer the date of the session that will provide you with instructions to access the webinar.

 

Dissertation Q&A

Duration: For: Date: Time: 60 mins Live Q&A
Taught Postgraduate students
Thursday, August 20, 2020
14:00 - 15:00
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Please note: this is not a lecture or seminar. This is an opportunity to ask any writing-specific questions you have about the dissertation. Therefore, you are expected to come prepared with questions; you can ask questions verbally or through the chat function in the session. You also need to have attended, or watched a recorded version of, at least one of the Writing the Dissertation webinars before attending this Q&A session. This is to ensure time is not spent on repeating content from the Writing the Dissertation webinars, but to address specific writing-related questions you have about the dissertation. After booking your place, you will receive two emails: one confirming your place and one nearer the date of the session that will provide you with instructions to access the webinar.

 

Starting your Dissertation or Research Project

Duration: 19 mins  Recorded Start Training

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. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop. Please note that our Academic Skills face-to-face service is currently closed but we are offering online appointments for our UoS students and researchers at https://libcal.soton.ac.uk/appointments/academic-skills.

 

Writing the Dissertation: the Literature Review

Duration: 90 mins  Recorded Start Training

This workshop provides guidance on structuring and developing a literature review chapter, or section, for a dissertation, or extended project. The session briefly covers the main conventions of a literature review, before focusing on different structural approaches and techniques to help you synthesise literature. See this page for more workshops in the series.. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop.

 

Writing the Dissertation: the Introduction and Conclusion

Duration: 90 mins  Recorded Start Training

This workshop provides guidance on writing the introduction and conclusion of a dissertation, or extended project. Whilst often overlooked, this session emphasises the importance of both the introduction and conclusion and how they should be structured to bookend the whole dissertation. See this page for more workshops in the series. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop.

 

Dissertations: combining structure and formatting (Word for PC)

Duration: 1 hour 18 mins  Recorded Start Training

Learn about best practice when formatting a long and structured document such as a dissertation. This is the first of three sessions run by iSolutions/the Library on using Word for PC to create your dissertation. This 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. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop.

 

Dissertations: using tables and graphics (Word for PC)

Duration: 1 hour 28 mins  Recorded Start Training

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 sessions run by iSolutions/the Library 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. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop

 

Dissertations: page layout (Word for PC)

Duration: 1 hour 30 mins  Recorded Start Training

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. This is a Panopto recording of a Library Skills for Success workshop.