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Architecture, Building and Planning

Saturday 6 May

Autumn Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 

STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research

DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources

FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice.

Note: this is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. **Participants are expected to attend for the whole day.

Date: 10:00 – 16:30 (all day) Saturday 6 April

Venue: Alan Gilbert Theatre 2

To enrol, click here.

Arts

Saturday 6 May

Autumn Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 

STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research

DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources

FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice.

Note: this is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. **Participants are expected to attend for the whole day.

Date: 10:00 – 16:30 (all day) Saturday 6 April

Venue: Alan Gilbert Theatre 2

To enrol, click here.

Business and Economics

Saturday 6 May

Autumn Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 

STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research

DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources

FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice.

Note: this is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. **Participants are expected to attend for the whole day.

Date: 10:00 – 16:30 (all day) Saturday 6 April

Venue: Alan Gilbert Theatre 2

To enrol, click here.

Education

Saturday 6 May

Autumn Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 

STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research

DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources

FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice.

Note: this is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. **Participants are expected to attend for the whole day.

Date: 10:00 – 16:30 (all day) Saturday 6 April

Venue: Alan Gilbert Theatre 2

To enrol, click here.

Engineering

Saturday 6 May

Autumn Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 

STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research

DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources

FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice.

Note: this is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. **Participants are expected to attend for the whole day.

Date: 10:00 – 16:30 (all day) Saturday 6 April

Venue: Alan Gilbert Theatre 2

To enrol, click here.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Saturday 6 May

Autumn Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 

STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research

DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources

FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice.

Note: this is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. **Participants are expected to attend for the whole day.

Date: 10:00 – 16:30 (all day) Saturday 6 April

Venue: Alan Gilbert Theatre 2

To enrol, click here.

Graduate research

Tuesday 9 May

Upskills: Oral presentations for RHD candidates

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Excellent oral presentation skills are essential for all RHD students, whether you are preparing for confirmation, completion seminar or conference presentations. This workshop explores the challenge of communicating effectively in these contexts. You will learn techniques for giving an effective academic presentation and consider areas such as:
*        structuring and delivering your presentation,
*        designing effective visual aids,
*        preparing for questions,
*        improving non-verbal communication strategies and

*        dealing with nerves

Venue:  757 Swanston St (Stop 1) - Rooms 109 &110

Time: 10am - 12pm

Date: 09/05/2017 

Further Upskills information and registrations

Wednesday 28 Jun

Upskills: Crafting the writing - Style, structure and readability (Repeat)

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

This Upskills workshop, presented by Academic Skills, is intended for graduate research (M.Phil & PhD) students in the middle stages of their candidature. It focuses on the writing skills required for clear and effective communication of your research. We will explore ways of establishing a productive writing routine and developing clear written expression. We will also discuss strategies for creating a logical structure and work on cohesion devices at the sentence, paragraph, section and chapter level. Students should attend with a draft of any chapter for peer review.

Venue:  757 Swanston St (Stop 1) - Rooms 109 & 110

Time: 2- 5pm

Date: 28/06/2017

Further Upskills information and registrations

Thursday 6 Jul

Upskills: Writing the Literature Review (Repeat)

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

This Upskills workshop, presented jointly by Academic Skills and the library, is intended for students in the early stages of their M.Phil or PhD candidature.  In this session we will investigate the research and writing skills required for your thesis. The first part of the session will focus on techniques for critical reading and note-taking followed by strategies for navigating the world of academic literature. The second half will focus on writing. We will explore specific techniques for writing a clear and critical review of literature through the use of examples and practice activities.

Venue: Allice Hoy - Room 333 

Time: 2 - 5pm

Date: 06/07/2017

Further Upskills information and registration

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Saturday 6 May

Autumn Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 

STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research

DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources

FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice.

Note: this is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. **Participants are expected to attend for the whole day.

Date: 10:00 – 16:30 (all day) Saturday 6 April

Venue: Alan Gilbert Theatre 2

To enrol, click here.

Science

Saturday 6 May

Autumn Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 

STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research

DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources

FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice.

Note: this is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. **Participants are expected to attend for the whole day.

Date: 10:00 – 16:30 (all day) Saturday 6 April

Venue: Alan Gilbert Theatre 2

To enrol, click here.

VCA & MCM

Saturday 6 May

Autumn Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 

STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research

DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources

FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice.

Note: this is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. **Participants are expected to attend for the whole day.

Date: 10:00 – 16:30 (all day) Saturday 6 April

Venue: Alan Gilbert Theatre 2

To enrol, click here.

Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Saturday 6 May

Autumn Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 

STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research

DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources

FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice.

Note: this is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. **Participants are expected to attend for the whole day.

Date: 10:00 – 16:30 (all day) Saturday 6 April

Venue: Alan Gilbert Theatre 2

To enrol, click here.