The Learning Centre is offering a writing support program for postgraduate research students.
This program aims to provide students with feedback on their writing, assistance with any specific writing problem, and suggestions for continuing development. It will involve collaborative editing and individual discussion of each student’s work.
As students are expected to bring several pages of their own writing to each meeting the TWSP is suitable only for those students who are already writing on a regular basis. It is not suitable for students in their first year.
Students who participate are offered five small groups sessions with an experienced facilitator. The program runs for a ten week period and consists of fortnighly meetings (at various times during the week). Groups will be small (no more than five students) and, as much as feasible, will be discipline based. Liaison with supervisors is welcomed.
The program will start in the week beginning 25th February 2013, and applications will close on Wednesday 20th February 2013.
We strongly encourage students from a particular School to apply as a group. Such groups have been particularly successful in the past.
Books on thesis writing are also available for loan from The Learning Centre.
To enrol for the program, students need a referral from their supervisor, as well as their own statement of concern (see form) about their writing. Students should fill out the attached form and return it to The Learning Centre by Wednesday 20th February 2013.
Please contact Dr Linda Burnett (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any further information.
Some comments from past students
The program was very helpful in developing writing skills and understanding the language. The sessions were friendly and addressed the basic problems of writers.
It was a good chance to talk about my thesis with other students as well as the teacher.
Very useful - very responsive to the needs I felt. Because the course addressed all the areas where I felt weak. The course was interactive and students were involved.
It's great, especially as we had a small group. That made the class effective and fun.