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IN PERSON & PARTICIPATIVE: Jump starting your thesis proposal (Humanities & Social Sciences)

 

About this workshop

Whether you're starting out, haven't written a word yet, or need to check how your written proposal measures up, students at any stage of their proposal writing are welcome to join this online workshop.  If you're at the beginning of the process and need help, you are very welcome to join us, as you will benefit from this workshop.  We start with writing your proposal using your faculty or department’s proposal template.

This cross disciplinary workshop is open to all departments in the social sciences and the humanities.  The workshop time is devoted to your starting to write your formal Masters/PhD proposal in real time.  By the end of the workshop, you will have developed your argument/hypothesis and assumptions.  It will be written up and as many sections filled as is possible in three hours.  The facilitator will assist you with your questions about structure and will give you personalised feedback.

Please note that ethics sections are discussed, but are not for completion in this workshop.

* Due to UCT being a contact university and with Covid restrictions easing, there is an in person and online option for this particular workshop, with the online option scheduled for the 13th of July.  Please ensure that are registered for the one you wish to attend.

 

What previous attendees have said about the workshop:

  • “The research skills that Bastienne was sharing with us they were powerful and also her sharing of the importance of consulting with the librarian was really helpful.”
  • “It was well enjoyed thank you.”
  • “I learnt how to write out a research proposal.”

 

About the presenter

Ms. Bastienne Klein, Academic Mentor and PhD Candidate

Has mentored students to write thesis arguments on this programme since 2012, and privately ongoing, through her mentoring consultancy.

 

Format

In Person

 

What level of study is the workshop aimed at?

Postgraduate Diploma

No

Honours

No

Masters

Yes

PhD

Yes

Postdoctoral Fellow

No

Junior Research Fellow

No

 

Which faculty/faculties is the workshop aimed at?

Humanities

Yes

Commerce (including GSB)

No

Law

No

EBE

Yes

Science

No

Health Sciences

No

* Although this workshop is for Humanities students, anyone in a prose writing discipline who wants argument writing skills, is most welcome. This workshop cannot address faculty specific writing requirements outside of the Humanities.

 

Requirements

Preparation for the workshop

Please bring the following to the workshop:

  • Your laptop;

 

Useful to have with you for this workshop, where possible:

  • A faculty or departmental proposal template. (A Humanities Faculty proposal template will be provided at the workshop or may be downloaded online) ;
  • Your supervisor approved topic;
  • Argument statements or hypotheses; and
  • A list of any literature titles you have researched, if you have done some kind of literature search.

Level of participation at the workshop

This is a face-to-face, interactive workshop.  A PDF of the presentation is given to those who have attended and participated for the entire workshop time.

Date:
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Time:
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Hlanganani Junction - Level 5 - Chancellor Oppenheimer Library
Campus:
Upper Campus
Presenter:
Ms. Bastienne Klein
Categories:
OPGS workshops

Registration is required. There are 68 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Fazeela Felton
 

 

Contact:

Room 2.04  Level 2 Otto Beit Building

University Avenue, Upper Campus

University of Cape Town

Rondebosch 7700

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