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ONLINE & PARTICIPATIVE: Engaging with Academic Texts

 

About this workshop

Reading for research and research for reading is a fundamental preoccupation of all research students.  Mastering the overwhelm and flood of literature surrounding engaging with academic texts requires knowledge of strategies and steps in reading for purpose.  This online workshop aims to enable how to work with sources providing methods, techniques, and strategies for strategic reading.  The workshop includes ways in which to integrate credible sources when reading for research.  It aims to also provide the what and why of referencing.

 

About the presenter

Ms Desireé Moodley, Writing Consultant, CHED

Desireé Moodley is a lecturer, and academic writing and research consultant.  She has worked both locally and internationally with post graduate students at all levels over several years. While her own research has favoured qualitative processes, she is qualified to work with quantitative and mixed methods research approaches.  She has facilitated numerous post graduate workshops in all faculties including the Humanities, Commerce, Business, Engineering, Law, and the Sciences for UCT’s Centre for Higher Education among others.  Her own research interests lie in the science of learning and teaching in higher education.

 

Format

Online via MS Teams

 

What level of study is the workshop aimed at?

Postgraduate Diploma

Yes

Honours

Yes

Masters

Yes

PhD

Yes

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yes

Junior Research Fellow

Yes

 

Which faculty/faculties is the workshop aimed at?

Humanities

Yes

Commerce (including GSB)

Yes

Law

Yes

EBE

Yes

Science

Yes

Health Sciences

Yes

CHED

Yes

 

While the workshop is aimed at certain levels of study and faculties, anyone is welcome to join, as long as any stipulated requirements are met, such as participation and/or preparation.

 

Requirements

Preparation for the workshop

Students should have at least 3 to 4 readings / journal articles relevant to their topic for this online workshop

Level of participation at the workshop

Online individual activities and whole group discussions are expected.  Students should further expect to engage in some reading and analysis activities employing strategies and methods being covered

MS Teams

  • It is recommended that you install the MS Teams software onto the device that you will be using to join the workshop, so that you have full functionality of the software features.
  • If you require any technical assistance with this task or require guidance in using the software, please contact the ICTS helpdesk at icts-helpdesk@uct.ac.za or on +27 21 650 4500.
  • When registering for this workshop, you will be prompted to input your UCT credentials, including UCT e-mail address, for security reasons.  A confirmation e-mail will then be sent to the UCT e-mail address with which you registered and will contain the MS Teams link to join the workshop on the day.
  • To join the online workshop on the day, log into MS Teams via the profile linked to the e-mail address with which you registered and not a personal or company profile, to avoid access issues.

Date:
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Time:
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:
Ms Desireé Moodley, Writing Consultant, CHED
Categories:
OPGS workshops

Registration is required. There are 95 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Amanda Bessick

 

Contact:

Room 2.04  Level 2 Otto Beit Building

University Avenue, Upper Campus

University of Cape Town

Rondebosch 7700

 

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Social media:

@UCTpostgrads

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