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ONLINE & PARTICIPATIVE: Plotting a Paper from your Thesis (REPEAT)


About this workshop

This online workshop is aimed at master’s and PhD students who may be seeking insight into how to turn their theses into publishable genres. A standalone workshop providing background, tools, and strategies to change a thesis to other possible textual versions for publication.  The workshop provides opportunities to interact with mentor texts, key journal publishing sites, and processes that may be used to generate a journal article from a thesis. The workshop includes understanding the peer and editorial review processes. The workshop will address structure, language and style focusing on genre, audience, and purpose.


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.



Online via MS Teams


What level of study is the workshop aimed at?

Postgraduate Diploma








Postdoctoral Fellow


Junior Research Fellow



Which faculty/faculties is the workshop aimed at?



Commerce (including GSB)








Health Sciences





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

Participants need to have a completed thesis, a few credibly published journal articles from within their field, ideas on a focus from their thesis, and writing material.

Level of participation at the workshop

Expect to participate in group discussions and independent activities geared towards engaging with various processes, as well as time to work on developing a structure and outline for own journal article.

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.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Ms Desireé Moodley, Writing Consultant, CHED
OPGS workshops
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Amanda Bessick



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University of Cape Town

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