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Writing skills: Writing a dissertation

Venue: Online

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This workshop concentrates the process of planning and writing up a dissertation.

Although the workshop will be helpful for dissertation writers from any discipline, the workshop will primarily focus on empirical research dissertations. Empirical research is usually found in scientific, social science and vocational subjects, and such dissertations use questionnaires, surveys, lab experiments and other methods to gather original data, and follow a formal report structure, rather than primarily researching from secondary literature, books and journals.

The workshop will cover:

  • managing the writing process,
  • dissertation structures
  • literature reviews
  • planning your writing

The workshop is primarily aimed at postgraduate students, but undergraduate students or phd researchers may also find it helpful. 

Please note this workshop is for enrolled Birkbeck students only, and you will require your student login details to access the workshop.

This online workshop will take place on a Blackboard Collaborate link within the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle Module. If you have booked, you will be emailed another link as a reminder to your registered email address (so please remember to check your junk mail.)

This workshop will be repeated numerous times throughout the academic year.

The central study skills team offers a variety of study skills and writing skills workshops.

This is one of the writing skills workshop series, which consists of:

1. Essay and assignment writing
2. Referencing and citation
3. Academic writing skills for exams
4. Writing a dissertation (postgraduates)
5. Style: Academic writing conventions
6. Structure: Paragraphs and signposting language
7. Grammar 1: Sentence structure
8. Grammar 2: Punctuation
9. Drafting, editing and proofreading 

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