On-campus Honours or HDR Students: Postgraduate workshops in Dixon Library; register now online
The Academic Skills Office in conjunction with the Dixson Library, Student Support and Associate Professor Neil Smart from the School of Science and Technology will be offering the following series of on-campus workshops for Honours and HDR students. All sessions will be held in the Letters Room, Dixson Library.
22 March – 12.30-1.30pm – Letters Room, Dixson Library – Working with supervisors – Annette Stevenson, (Student Support) – This session will explore roles, needs and changes within the supervisor/supervisee relationship – including rights, responsibilities and traps to avoid.
6 April – 12.30-1.30pm – Letters Room, Dixson Library – Critical thinking – Dr Alex Dunn (Academic Skills Office) – We all use critical thinking to some degree, but spending a little time thinking about thinking can help make academic writing more effective and efficient. The Critical Thinking workshop aims to introduce Honours and HDR students to some of the main conventions of critical thinking in an academic context.
19 April – 12.30-1.30pm – Letters Room, Dixson Library – The Search: Your literature review – Pauline Jenkins (University Library) – This session offers practical advice and information on identifying, navigating and interrogating literature sources.
3 May – 12.30-1.30pm – Letters Room, Dixson Library – A guide to systematic reviews and meta-analysis and their role in honours/postgraduate study – Professor Neil Smart – (School of Science & Technology) – This presentation will define systematic reviews and meta-analyses and also explain the steps in completing them, such as literature searching, data extraction and analyses (quantitative) or synthesis (qualitative). The presentation will also explain how students may be able to publish their systematic literature reviews and even publish meta-analyses in some fields. Associate.
17 May – 12.30-1.30pm Letters Room, Dixson Library – Writing the literature review – Ingrid Wijeyewardene – (Academic Skills Office) – This presentation covers the purpose and structure of a literature review and the writing process.
31 May – 12.30-1.30pm – Letters Room, Dixson Library – Writing a thesis by publication – Dr Joshua Matthews (Academic Skills Office) – This session will be a structured discussion of some of the issues and considerations surrounding thesis by publication. The session will be informed by the presenter’s personal experiences accrued while completing his PhD thesis by publication.
14 June – 12.30-1.30pm – Letters Room, Dixson Library – Academic writing for the thesis – Dr Lydia Li (Academic Skills Office) – Practical tips for improving your academic writing style.
28 June – 12.30-1.30pm – Letters Room, Dixson Library – How to stay sane while writing a thesis – Annette Stevenson (Student Support) – This session will explore the strengths and weaknesses you bring to study, the typical ups and downs of post-grad study, traps to avoid and/or overcome, plus managing time and stress.
Cant make the sessions? Most of these sessions have already been recorded and are available on the ASO website at http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/resources/academic-skills/video-resources. Students should click on the link under HDR resources for the menu of recorded sessions.
Source: Ingrid Wijeyewardene – Teaching and Learning Support