Online thesis writing course (12 week course) for DL students only

Code: ELT6052 , Offered By: Research Study Skills

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This is a 12 week online course for University of Sheffield distance learning doctoral students only - if you are living in Sheffield, please apply for the ELT6050 Thesis Writing course instead.

The course discusses all sections of the thesis from the Introduction through to the Conclusion, comparing examples of writing from a range of theses written by students at the University of Sheffield, discussing writing techniques, academic expectations and issues of structure and style.  We will also discuss strategies for reading, planning, focusing, drafting and revising, and broad principles such as critical thinking, summarising and organising an argument.

The course will be delivered as a series of 12 online sessions, released weekly, which can be completed in the student’s own time.  Students have to log in twice a week - once between Monday and Thursday and once between Friday and Sunday.  Students are expected to complete each module within the week it is released: 7 modules before the Easter break (April 3rd), and the final 5 modules before May 28th.  

Activities include: listening to videos, self-study exercises, reflecting on the student’s own practice, reading and commenting on passages from theses, and collaborative and peer-review activities with other students, using message boards and Google docs.

To pass the course, students must complete at least 80% of a set of ‘core tasks’ set each week, and five longer assignments, each of which relate to sections of the student’s own thesis.  Completing the core tasks should take about two hours per week, and the longer assignments will probably take another five hours altogether. 

The course is accessed via a link which is sent at the start of the course.  The course will start week beginning 13th February 2017.


Other Information

IF YOU HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED TO THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL DINAH WARD (d.ward@sheffield.ac.uk) SO SHE CAN SEND YOU ACCESS DETAILS

Staff Contact

Dinah Ward, ELTC  

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