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IN PERSON: Writing your Research: Literature Review (Humanities) (REPEAT)

 

About this workshop

An in-depth workshop on reading and writing literature reviews, this session aims to cover all the essential fundamentals of what, why, and how of writing a literature review for your thesis.  The workshop includes engagement with own topic towards developing a structure and outline for the literature review; source synthesis, addressing entry points and gaps, and building arguments. The session will also include critical analysis of literature reviews to better understand what makes a ‘good’ literature review, and how to model this in your own writing.

 

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 Pos 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 previous attendees have said about this workshop:

  • "Workshop is great as is and I love the fact that they record the session for one to go back and reconcile any other information that they might have missed!"
  • "I find the slide deck very helpful to revise the contents when needed and reinforce the learnings."
  • "Keep it up"

 

What level of study is the workshop aimed at?

Postgraduate Diploma

No

Honours

No

Masters

Yes

PhD

Yes

Postdoctoral Fellow

No

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

 

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

Substantial reading in own field is encouraged.  Students to bring along four or five journal articles from their field/discipline.  A working title and possible research questions of own study will help focus and benefit application. Bring writing equipment / laptop.

Level of participation at the workshop

Individual, small, and whole group interactive participation is expected in this shared learning experience.

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

Registration is required. There are 69 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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