Free postgraduate course

A free online 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
  • When the module opens in Blackboard ckick +Enrol in the left column

Once enrolled, click My Modules to see this course listed under General modules

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
07/10/20

14:00-15:30

 

Online via Microsoft Teams

 

Establishing focus with written assignments 

14/10/20

14:00-15:00

 

Online via Microsoft Teams

 

 Essays and reports: comparative structures

21/10/20

14:00-15:30

 

Online via Microsoft Teams

 

Creating a critical stance in a literature review

28/10/20

14:00-15:30

 

Online via Microsoft Teams

 

 

Introductions with impact

04/11/20

14:00-15:00

 

Online via Microsoft Teams

 

 

Maintaining clarity and focus

   

Online only

Article searching with Primo

   

Online only

Research at home: working on and off campus

   

Online only 

Bibliographic referencing software 

Semester 2
03/02/21 14:00-15:30

Delivery TBA

Checkpoints in the writing process: editing and proofreading

10/02/21 14:00-15:00

Delivery TBA

Functional development of narrative structure

17/02/21 14:00-15:30

Delivery TBA

Writing a critical reflection in a practice based context

24/02/21 14:00-15:00

Delivery TBA

Establishing aspects of voice

03/03/21

14:00-15:30 

Delivery TBA

Dissertation planning part 1

10/03/21

14:00-15:30

Delivery TBA

Dissertation planning part 2


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