Supervising Research: Supporting HDR students' thesis writing, 21 September 2016

Wed, 21/09/2016 - 09:30 to 12:30

Suitable for:  HDR Supervisors or those considering Supervision

Highlights from previous participants:

  • " seeing different possible ways of approaching thesis writing - gives a broader perspective on what is acceptable "
  • " learning how to verbalise problems/solutions, and identifying concreate ways to improve writing "
  • " reviewing the online resouces and slide content - something I can pass onto candidates "

This workshop is presented by Professor Sue Starfield who is the Director of The Learning Centre at The University of New South Wales.

This practical workshop is presented by Sue Starfield who will first discuss common issues that can lead to ‘writer’s block’ and similar phenomena and suggest ways of overcoming these. The workshop will then examine typical structures of doctoral theses and of Introductions and Discussions in particular as these are considered to be the most challenging to write. Participants will be asked to examine some examples of thesis structures and Introductions and Discussions sections and consider the extent to which they are relevant to the supervisor’s own field of study.

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Event details

Staff Only
Event open only to UNSW Staff
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UNSW Kensington Campus, Law Building 101
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Ms Natalie Haider
02 9385 5615

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