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Writing skills support available to Postgraduate Research Students at University of Nottingham 2012-13

Make sure you find out about specialist writing provision in your School or Faculty and discuss your needs with your supervisors and tutors as part of your on-going training needs analysis. Below are some additional support sessions provided outside your School. You may want to talk to your supervisors about whether they are relevant to your needs. Plan ahead! Places get filled very quickly.
Getting into the habit of writing 0.5 day Aimed primarily at new research students Getting going on your thesis 5 hours Aimed at mid-stage research students Finishing your thesis 0.5 day For research students in their final year (or part-time equivalent) Introduction to Academic Writing 3 x 1.5 hour workshops Also available as a full day workshop Research Writing 9 x 1.5 hour workshops MPhil/PhD only Sutton Bonington Language Support 6 x 1.5 hour workshops UG/Masters focus Drop-in sessions at Hallward 20 mins individual advice slots as available E.g. - Starting research - Punctuation - Referencing - Getting the most out of seminars


Stages of the writing process

Planning an Assignment 6 x 1.5 hour workshops - Planning - Questions - Selection - Clarity and logical argument UG/Masters focus

Synthesising Sources 6 x 1.5 hour workshops - Critique - Academic Convention/Style - Authors Voice - Synthesise information UG/Masters focus, open to all students

Dissertation Writing 4 x 1.5 hour workshops - Focussing a topic - Discussion section - Literature review - Intro & Conclusion Masters focus Humanities Engineering and Science Nursing Maths

Science & Engineering 6 x 1.5 hour workshops Organisation Materials and processes Tense choice Clear and concise writing UG/Masters/PhD focus

Contact details, further information and resources for independent study and reference: Academic Support and Disability Support Email: ssc@nottingham.ac.uk Web: www.nottingham.ac.uk/ssc follow link to Academic Support Study Resources for advice on writing strategies Telephone: 0115 95 13710 Centre for English Language Education, School of Education Email: cele-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk Web: www.nottingham.ac.uk/CELE/Insessional Telephone: 0115 95 14405 Graduate School Email: pg-training@nottingham.ac.uk Web: www.nottingham.ac.uk/graduateschool Telephone: 0115 84 68400 Information Services library Email: library-helpline@nottingham.ac.uk Web: www.nottingham.ac.uk/library Telephone: 0115 95 14514 Teaching and Learning website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studyingeffectively/ Course information and registration www.nottingham.ac.uk/csc

One to One Dyslexia Support As required

One to One Disability Support As required

One to One Study Support As required

One to One Sessions 30 minute sessions Up to 3 per term per student (book online)

Grammar Module 1 6 x 1 hour workshops

Specific issues

Grammatical Accuracy 6 x 1.5 hour workshops Use of tense Modals Use of articles etc UG/Masters/PhD focus

Achieving Clarity 6 x 1.5 hour workshops Precise expression Appropriate formality More advanced structures Clear linking Referencing for researchers on-line module

Discipline specific presessional postgraduate study preparation Full time course during summer before registration Involves a fee

Bespoke courses tailored to needs Format and fee negotiable

Informat ion skills

Essential information skills for new researchers in 0.5 days

Keeping up to date with new research in 0.5 days

Effective literature searching An on-line moderated course covering similar content to Essential information skills for new researchers in

Introduction to the literature review process An on-line moderated course

Referencing and citing using Endnote 0.5 day workshop

Disseminating information - impact factors - open access publishing - web based publishing - intellectual property

Citing and referencing pages within the Studying effectively website

Key: Graduate School All postgraduate researchers All students (International students for whom English is a second language should consider CELE provision first) Centre for English Language Education

All International & EU students: you must have met the universitys minimum English Language entrance requirements (IELTS 6 or equivalent) All research students

Academic Support / Disability Support

Information Services - library