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Writing Effectively - Webinar
Domain: D2 Communication and dissemination

TACE: C - Completion

Due to Covid-19 we have secured repeats of three of the most popular topics led by Dr Simon Watts via the popular UEA webinar series exclusively for the Cardiff University PGR community.

This session will consider the basic elements of effective academic writing and how they can be combined to ensure the best chance of success. Issues covered will include preparation (targeted literature reviewing, taking a ‘stance’ as an author, the creation of a writing plan or preliminary draft), the task of writing (having clear aims, order and structure, signposting, guiding the reader, drafting), writing style (the achievement of clarity and simplicity) and the need for a clear, logical and straightforward conclusion or ‘take-home’ message. The session will also provide an opportunity to discuss writing issues specific to particular disciplines or students. This session represents over a decade of academic writing experience packed into two hours, so please come along and take advantage!

Every thesis must include a review of relevant literature. Indeed, conducting a literature review is often the first thing a PGR student is asked to do. This session discusses the purpose of this literature review and the importance of summarising, analysing and synthesising the arguments of others as a means of providing a context for your own research. It also considers some alternative models for writing and structuring a literature review chapter. Understanding your research ‘field’, and being able to guide your reader around it, are very important first steps on the road to doctoral success. This session is designed to facilitate that process.

You’ll need to download the Electa webinar software, before you join a live session. You can do this on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Joining instructions will be sent closer to the session date.

Places are limited and on a first come first served basis.

Other topics are:
* Writing & Structuring an Effective Thesis - Webinar
* What Should a Literature Review Do? - Webinar
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