HDR research skills workshops

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HDR research skills workshops

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Academic skills at USC offers research skills workshops and individual consultations for HDR candidates. For more information, visit Student Central.

The following HDR topics will be offered during Semester 1, 2017.

No registration necessary.

Materials and recordings

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

Note: Details for 2017 will be available soon.

Research taming

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

Reading strategically

  • reading strategies
  • reading stages

Reading critically

  • critical reading strategies
  • analysis of systematic reviews and target article commentaries

Writing techniques: argument, voice and rhetoric

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

Writing techniques: crafting academic language

  • sentence level grammar for academic impact
  • analysis of examples from research articles and theses

Writing techniques: academic style

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

Wellbeing

  • Details to be advised.

Writing techniques: planning a literature review

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

Writing techniques: methodology and methods 

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

Writing techniques: incorporating sources

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

Writing techniques: introductions

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

Presentations

  • Details to be advised.

Writing techniques: becoming your own best critical reader

  • examiner expectations
  • editing and proofreading
  • bringing in the brokers

Extreme writing techniques: publication and responding to review

  • targeting journals and adapting writing styles
  • responding to reviewer comments

Careers

  • Details to be advised.

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