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IN PERSON & PARTICIPATIVE: Writing your Research: Thesis Argument I (Humanities)

 

About this workshop

In this Part 1 of two workshops on thesis arguments, the workshop aims to unpack the definition and role of academic arguments in developing a strong thesis for a research study.

Through a hands-on, interactive approach to engaging with the concept of argumentation, the workshop plans to engage all post graduate students with critical thinking and application of arguments to the key research questions of their study interest.  The workshop incorporates the making of informed choices for appropriate research methods fit for purpose, through examining relevant literature associated with own study connecting research questions to supportive literature.

 

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

In Person

 

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

No

EBE

No

Science

No

Health Sciences

No

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.

 

Preparation for the workshop

Students are encouraged to have a possible research topic and or working title in mind.  Access to or copies of a few key journal articles / readings appropriate to field of interest is essential.  Both laptops and physical writing material is needed.

Level of participation at the workshop

Students can expect to participate in individual, small and whole group activities. Engaging with key ideas and arguments from own field towards identifying and examining key claims and assumptions connected to own topic.  Time is afforded to apply knowledge to own topic / study.

Registration

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.

Date:
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Time:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
Hlanganani Junction - Level 5 - Chancellor Oppenheimer Library
Campus:
Upper Campus
Presenter:
Ms Desireé Moodley, Writing Consultant, CHED
Categories:
OPGS workshops

Registration is required. There are 38 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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