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

 

About this workshop

You must have attended Part 1 to attend 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.

 

What previous attendees have said about this workshop:

  • "I've been feeling overwhelmed with the perspectives of other researchers in my field as well as the voices of my research participants. I like the fact that I was reminded that this is my research study and my voice counts just as much as anyone else's."
  • "I've been struggling with my writing, so even though the workshop looked at Writing one's Argument, it essentially helped me re-look at my entire process."
  • "Its excellent, could all the sessions be in person!! "

 

About the presenter

Ms. Isabella Sinn, Writing Consultant, UCT Writing Centre, CHED

Isabella is a senior Writing Consultant at UCT Writing Centre and has extensive experience in facilitating academic writing and research workshops for all levels of study, this includes facilitating the MMUF Writing Circles and Writing to Post Graduate Completion Seminars.  Isabella completed her MA in Historical Studies, focussing on divorce and the family in the nineteenth-century Cape Colony, and is currently working on further research and publication.

 

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

No

Health Sciences

No

CHED

Yes

 

Requirements

Attendance

Students must attend Part 1 of this series.

Preparation for the workshop

Students should be in the writing stage of their research and should be prepared to engage with literature that supports and develops claims and counter claims in their area of study. Students to bring key journal articles to engage with arguments and key claims that may underpin their research topics/areas.

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:
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Time:
10:00am - 12:30pm
Location:
Hlanganani Junction - Level 5 - Chancellor Oppenheimer Library
Campus:
Upper Campus
Presenter:
Ms. Isabella Sinn, Writing Consultant, UCT Writing Centre, CHED
Categories:
OPGS workshops

Registration is required. There are 45 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:

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