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ONLINE & INTERACTIVE: Kick start writing your thesis argument in 3 hours (Part One)

For this interactive session you will do your thesis writing/reading in real time, during the session, and engage with the facilitator and participants about what you write, using questions and answers with the facilitator, and by posting thesis text in the Zoom chat.


Whether you have just registered, are starting out, haven't written a word yet, or cutting a wordcount, students at any stage of their writing are welcome to our online workshop. This session is open to anybody in the Humanities and Social Sciences, for those writing a prose thesis that requires some form of argument or hypothesis.

This three-hour workshop is designed to assist you write your thesis argument statement, and map it across a thesis structure. You will acquire critical thinking skills, the academic tools to build confidence to sustain a thesis argument over a short or long thesis/dissertation.


The workshop will be hands-on, and practical in application. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Formulate your thesis/dissertation research question;
  • Take an academic position and write an argument statement or hypothesis;
  • Develop supporting assumptions and draw some academic conclusions;
  • Structure your thesis sections and chapters.

You are invited to bring your ideas, proposals, provisional research questions, any thesis research concepts you would like to explore.


How to book your seat 

Click on the 'Begin Registration' tab below and complete the sections.


Closer to the time, registered participants will be sent a link to the online workshop via e-mail. Please be sure to check your e-mail address with which you registered to receive these details, along with other important information.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bastienne Klein (academic mentor)
OPGS workshops

Registration is required. There are 8 seats available.

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Amanda Bessick



Room 2.04  Level 2 Otto Beit Building

University Avenue, Upper Campus

University of Cape Town

Rondebosch 7700


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