25 - 26 July 2020 | Brighton
(Exact location will be confirmed to successful registrants)
Are you close to a full draft of your thesis? Does it resemble a baggy monster that needs taming? If so, this two-day workshop is for you. Through activities and tutorials, you’ll learn techniques for getting your thesis into shape. By the end of the weekend, you’ll have a perfectly polished chapter and a clear strategy for tackling the rest of your thesis.
How much time do you need for editing?
What are your examiners looking for?
Academic writing conventions
Improving your thesis structure
Signposting your argument
Maintaining consistency, clarity and connections
Wrangling with grammar and style
Proofreading your own work
Soliciting and implementing feedback
Attendees will need to bring a printed copy of a completed thesis chapter and a laptop.
Each topic comprises a facilitator-led tutorial and discussion, followed by a hands-on session during which the learning is applied on the participant’s thesis chapter. On the final afternoon, we’ll swap chapters to practice giving and receiving constructive feedback.
Hotel accommodation is available on the Friday and Saturday nights. Lunch is provided on Saturday and Sunday, and there’s an optional dinner on Saturday evening.
About the Facilitator
Dr Catherine Pope is an academic researcher and experienced workshop facilitator. Since completing her PhD in 2014, Catherine has worked with thousands of researchers and writers to help them achieve their goals. She runs workshops and writing retreats at many universities, including Sussex, Birkbeck, Canterbury Christ Church, Portsmouth, and Surrey. Catherine has also published books in her field of Victorian literature and on technology. She divides her time between the 19th and 21st centuries.
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Terms and conditions
The following groups are eligible to attend the training
CHASE funded and associate PhD students,
Arts and Humanities PhD students at CHASE member institutions,
and students and members of staff at CHASE partner institutions
Arts and Hum PhD students (via the AHRC mailing list)
By registering below you are requesting a place on this training programme or selected sessions that form part of the programme. A member of the CHASE team or the workshop leader will contact you in due course to confirm that a place has been allocated to you.
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