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ONLINE: Writing your Research: Thesis Argument I (Humanities) (REPEAT)


About this workshop

This Part 1 of two workshops on writing your research is for senior Masters and PhD candidates. This is an  interactive online session which aims to unpack the role and purpose of academic arguments in developing a strong thesis for research.  Students will engage with the concept of argumentation and the application of arguments to the key research questions of their study interest.  The workshop incorporates examining relevant literature associated with ones’ own study and connecting research questions to supportive literature.


What previous attendees have said about this workshop:

  • "These sessions have been very helpful so far. Please continue providing this kind of support to the students. It makes me appreciate how far I have come as a student and grown as an academic writer."
  • "All the information was valuable."
  • "Please give more series of sessions."


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








Postdoctoral Fellow


Junior Research Fellow



Which faculty/faculties is the workshop aimed at?



Commerce (including GSB)








Health Sciences






Preparation for the workshop

Students are encouraged to have a 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. 

Level of participation at the workshop

Students can expect to participate in individual, and  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.

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, May 28, 2024
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ms. Isabella Sinn, Writing Consultant, UCT Writing Centre, CHED
OPGS workshops

Registration is required. There are 92 seats available.

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Amanda Bessick



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