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IN PERSON: Developing an Argument (Science)

 

About this workshop

This workshop will introduce students to the principles and practices of effectively interrogating the literature in preparation for developing strong academic arguments:

  • Telling and selling your research story
  • Conceptualising an argument
  • Analysis of the literature
  • Strategic source integration
  • The language of an argument

This workshop (3 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:

  • "Overall, the workshop was fruitful as I grasped important knowledge that I believe will help refine my proposal taking into consideration the key information that I have learned."
  • "I thought everything was well organized and the facilitator was interactive and very patient."
  • "The workshop was insightful and great."

 

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
  • Bring along the concept map developed in workshop 1 (15/03/24) if attended.
  • Bring along any literature review matrices developed following workshop 2 (11/04/24 or 18/04/24), if attended
  • 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:
Thursday, August 1, 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 70 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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