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IN PERSON: Becoming a confident Scientific Writer

 

About this workshop

This workshop will orientate students towards the research writing process and introduce them to important principals and practices for effective academic writing:

  • Establishing your writing process
  • The research writing process
  • Engaging with feedback and peer-review
  • Concept mapping your topic
  • Writing an introduction

This workshop (1 of 4) can be attended as a ‘standalone’ session; however, it is most valuably experienced as part of the full series, which navigates through the research process.

 

What previous attendees have said about this workshop:

  • "I think it was a great workshop. I really liked that the presenter had tips on formulating an introduction. She's really good."
  • "The Value of Feedback and Peer-view was done so well. I learned that you can take the initiative with your supervisors to obtain constructive criticisms. The section was presented really well."
  • "I'm less afraid to start writing. Also, I plan on writing concurrently with my research instead of rushing last minute."

 

About the presenter

Dr. Natashia Muna, Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences Education

Dr Muna is the Co-ordinator of the FHS Writing Lab.

 

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

No

Commerce (including GSB)

No

Law

No

EBE

No

Science

Yes

Health Sciences

Yes

CHED

No

 

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

  • Bring along a research topic or assignment question
  • Important to have a notebook and pen
  • Laptops would be helpful

Level of participation at the workshop

The presenter will regularly invite questions, comments and discussion during the session, and participants will be given activities to do. Following these, the presenter may invite feedback from individuals

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:
Friday, March 15, 2024
Time:
10:00am - 12:30pm
Location:
Hlanganani Junction - Level 5 - Chancellor Oppenheimer Library
Campus:
Upper Campus
Presenter:
Dr. Natashia Muna, Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences Education
Audience:
All Postgraduate Students and Fellows
Categories:
OPGS workshops

Registration is required. There are 57 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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