Elective research skills workshops

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Elective research skills workshops

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The academic skills team at USC offers a range of services including skills development workshops at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels and individual consultations. For more information, visit Student Central.

The following HDR topics will be offered during Semester 2, 2016.

No registration necessary.

Materials and Recordings

To access materials and recordings from the Elective research skills workshop series, please visit Blackboard (USC login required) and go to Academic skills/Research students

Research taming

  • auditing your research skills repertoire
  • research project management
  • academic integrity and copyright

Date: Thursday 4 August 2016
Time: 10am-12noon
Location: J2.01

Crafting academic language Part 1

  • sentences and using them for academic impact
  • analysis of examples from research articles and theses

Date: Thursday 11 August 2016
Time: 10am-12noon
Location: J2.01

Crafting academic language Part 2

  • the grammar of academic style
  • analysis of examples from research articles and theses

Date: Thursday 18 August 2016
Time: 10am-12noon
Location: J2.01

Argument, voice and rhetoric

  • constructing an argument
  • constructing voice
  • introduction to rhetorical strategies in research articles and theses

Date: Thursday 25 August 2016
Time: 10am-12noon
Location: J2.01

Reading strategically Part 1

  • reading stages and purposes
  • search strategies and systematic reviews

Date: Thursday 1 September 2016
Time: 10am-12noon
Location: J2.01

Reading strategically Part 2

  • reading critically
  • analysis of target article commentaries

Date: Thursday 8 September 2016
Time: 10am-12noon
Location: J2.01

Note taking and planning for a literature review

  • literature about literature reviews
  • strategies for designing a literature review

Date: Thursday 15 September 2016
Time: 10am-12noon
Location: J2.01

Writing methodology and methods 

  • literature about arguing for methodology and methods
  • analysis of examples from research articles and theses

Date: Thursday 22 September 2016
Time: 10am-12noon
Location: J2.01

Incorporating sources

  • incorporating citations to support your argument
  • framing citations to construct stance and to position your research

Date: Thursday 6 October 2016
Time: 10am-12noon
Location: J2.01

Writing introductions

  • literature about introductions
  • analysis of examples from research articles and theses

Date: Thursday 13 October 2016
Time: 10am-12noon
Location: J2.01

Extreme writing: publication

  • targeting journals and their preferences
  • publication standards
  • adapting to writing styles

Date: Thursday 20 October 2016
Time:10am-12noon
Location: J2.01

Responding to review

  • literature about examiner and editor reviews
  • responding to examiner and reviewer comments

Date: Thursday 27 October 2016
Time: 10am-12noon
Location: J2.01

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