Free postgraduate course

A free course on postgraduate writing and advanced information skills (two semesters)

 

Seminars are held on Wednesday afternoons

Open to all Masters, MPhil and PhD students

To enrol on the programme: 

 

  • Login to AberLearn Blackboard
  • Click the AberSkills tab
  • In the right-hand column, in the Postgraduate Writing and Advanced Information Skills box, click Enrol now

 

Once enrolled, click My Modules to see this course listed under Opt-in Modules List

 

Class materials will be available in the Content folder in the Blackboard module after each class

You will receive an email reminder in advance of each class

For further information, please email: study-skills@aber.ac.uk

DateTimeLocationSubject
Semester1
4 October 2017

14:00-15:30

 

A14 Hugh Owen

 

Establishing focus with written assignments 

11 October 2017

14:00-15:30

 

A14 Hugh Owen

 

Essays and reports: comparative structures

18 October 2017

14:00-15:00

 

A14 Hugh Owen

 

Article searching with Primo 

25 October 2017

14:00-15:30

 

A14 Hugh Owen

 

Creating a critical stance in a literature review

1 November 2017

14:00-15:00

 

A14 Hugh Owen

 

Research at home: working on and off campus

8 November 2017

14:00-15:30

 

A14 Hugh Owen

 

Introductions with impact

15 November 2017

14:00-15:00

 

A14 Hugh Owen

 

Bibliographic referencing software 

22 November 2017

14:00-15:30

 

A14 Hugh Owen

 

Maintaining clarity and focus

Semester 2
7 February 2018 14:00-15:30

A14 Hugh Owen

Checkpoints in the writing process: editing and proofreading

14 February 2018 14:00-15:30

A14 Hugh Owen

Keeping up to date in your subject of study

21 February 2018 14:00-15:30

A14 Hugh Owen

Functional development of narrative structure

28 February 2018 14:00-15:30

A14 Hugh Owen

Open access

7 March 2018

14:00-15:30

A14 Hugh Owen

Writing a critical reflection in a practice based context

14 March 2018 14:00-15:30

A14 Hugh Owen

Establishing aspects of voice

21 March 2018 14:00-15:30

A14 Hugh Owen

Dissertation planning


Learning outcomes: 
On completion of the whole course it is expected that you will be able to:

  • Analyse the requirements of a range of different postgraduate assignments
  • Identify similarities and differences between the structural and stylistic requirements of different assignment formats (e.g. essays, reports, dissertations)
  • Work with appropriate language styles and structural formats towards the wider context of communicating with a range of academic or professional audiences
  • Work with a wider range of online information resources for research purposes

 Jointly facilitated by Student Learning Support and Information Services