Thesis Writing Seminars for Postgraduate Research Students
Learning Development offers a series of thesis writing seminars for postgraduate research students, within the larger program advertised through the Research Student Centre*
Focusing on the interplay between writing and research, the seminars will help you to develop the skills that you will need to manage and write up your thesis project. To get the most out of the later sessions, be prepared to bring in samples of your own thesis draft for workshopping activities.
What is a thesis? Thursday, 21 March
This session will give you a basic understanding of different types of theses that may be appropriate to your mode of enquiry.
Oral Presentations Wednesday, 27 March
This practical session explores the various avenues HDR students have for presenting their research. It also provides a supportive semi‐formal atmosphere for you to
Planning your research and writing project Wednesday, 3 April
This session will look at the process of focussing and refining your topic and developing a timeline for writing your thesis.
Structure of a thesis Wednesday, 10 April
This session will examine ways of developing the structure of your thesis.
Effective referencing Wednesday, 17 April
This session will look at issues in referencing and citation for thesis writers.
Writing a thesis proposal and literature review Thursday, 2 May
This session will consider the variety of ways of writing a thesis proposal and the process of writing a literature review
Organising your chapters: chapter and paragraph cohesion Thursday, 9 May
This session will look at strategies for developing cohesion across and within chapters, sub-sections and paragraphs
Developing a critical argument Thursday, 16 May
This session will look at strategies for developing a critical argument.
Self-editing your thesis Thursday, 30 May
This workshop is for thesis writers who are in the process of writing their full draft. It draws on professional editing techniques to improve the consistency and clarity of your writing, and achieve better overall presentation of your thesis.
*Please refer to the Research Student Centre for information on registration and workshop locations
Learning Resource Centre
Building 11:217 level 3 (take the lift opposite the UniShop)
Telephone: (61 2) 4221 3977