Postgraduate Coursework Day

The Learning Centre invites UNSW postgraduate coursework students to attend a morning of workshops to support them in their academic coursework.

Program 10.00-11.30am

Essay Writing for Postgraduates

Location: Central Lecture Block 1

This workshop will examine not only the structure of an essay at postgraduate level and how to correctly apply referencing conventions, but will also look at the key language features necessary to create a sophisticated academic text.

Writing a Literature Review

Location: Central Lecture Block 2

Doing a literature review involves an examination of the research that has been conducted in a particular field of study. It involves both the selection of available documents on the topic and the effective evaluation of these documents in relation to the research being proposed. This workshop provides guidance on how to go about conducting, structuring and writing a review of the literature.

Oral Presentation Skills for PGs

Location: Central Lecture Block 3

This workshop will examine how to give dynamic and interesting oral presentations at university, particularly in seminars. Areas covered may include physical stance, the use of gesture, voice projection, timing, eye contact, and the use of visual aids, as well as the actual content of the paper.

Advanced Reading Skills

Location: Central Lecture Block 4

The purpose of this workshop is to provide students with ideas and strategies for managing large amounts of reading at a postgraduate level. Students are asked to note that this is not a speed reading class.

 

Program 12.00-1.30pm

Essay Writing for Postgraduates

Location: Central Lecture Block 1

Repeat of morning session

Writing a Critical Review

Location: Central Lecture Block 2

A critical review is a writing task that asks you to summarise and evaluate a text, which can be a book, a chapter, or a journal article. This workshop will examine the basic structure of a critical review and focus on developing skills such as critical analysis and summary writing.

Grammar in Postgraduate Academic Writing

Location: Central Lecture Block 3

This workshop will focus on various strategies to further develop your use of grammar in editing and proofreading. This will be particularly useful for students whose first language is not English and who are writing reports and essays at postgraduate level.

Report Writing for Science and Engineering

Location: Central Lecture Block 4

There is a basic structure common to most reports, irrespective of their type. This workshop will examine the overall structure of a report and the function and content of each section. It will also focus on appropriate language features, and demonstrate how report writing differs from other types of academic writing.

 

Registration

Students can register online via The Learning Centre's E-Booking system

Please register for 2 classes, one at 10am, another at 12pm. Book early as demand is high and places are limited

For further information please contact The Learning Centre: