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

 

About this workshop

Part 2 on working with thesis arguments aims to extend student understanding and application of key claims and assumptions on own field / topic of research.  Through strategic hands-on activities the workshop affords students the opportunity to develop aligned sections and subsections for approaching the literature review and methodology sections / chapters.  Students should expect to draw up a general structure and outline towards extrapolating the study’s research questions, working on their own literature reviews for clarity and coherence of argumentation.

NB: Students are required to attend Part 1 of this two-part series.

 

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.

 

Requirements

Attendance

Students must attend Part 1 of this series.

Preparation for the workshop

Sufficient background reading and engagement with pertinent texts relevant to own study is encouraged.  Knowledge of key arguments / perspectives in research field of interest would be useful for an in-depth learning experience.  Be prepared to engage with literature that supports and develops claims and counter claims in area of study. Students to bring key scientific journal articles to engage with arguments and key claims that may underpin their research topics

Level of participation at the workshop

A constructive and intense level of participation is expected wherein students may experience both small group and independent engagement with material

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:
Wednesday, March 22, 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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