Library Workshops for Research Postgraduates: Thesis Writing Tips (Oct 2019)

Date: 
15/09/2019 to 25/10/2019

Capturing readers’ interest and communicating the significance of your research effectively can be challenging tasks. Do you want to enhance your writing skills in doing so?

Co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC), the Library is pleased to offer discussion workshops for research postgraduate students on thesis writing (in Chinese), thesis introduction (in English) and thesis abstract (in English) in October 2019.

Structuring a Thesis Introduction: How to Get Readers Hooked at the Beginning

22 Oct (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

In this workshop, you will be introduced to steps for capturing your readers’ interest in your research topic, appreciating the significance of your research and understanding your research purpose. Specific language features which are commonly seen in thesis introductions will be discussed and practiced during the workshop.

Instructor: Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC
Language: English
Registration: Click here to register

Writing an Abstract for Your Thesis: How to Summarize Your Research in 500 words

24 Oct (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

You will learn how to summarize the most important information in your research as well as describe the most significant contributions that your research has made in a concise, readable and impressive manner. Both the structure and language of the thesis abstracts will be discussed during the workshop.

Instructor: Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC
Language: English
Registration: Click here to register

Intensive and Profound: Chinese Thesis Writing Skills

25 Oct (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If the thesis is not written and formulated in the right way, its key ideas will not be able to be communicated effectively. In this workshop, you will study the good language features of a thesis written in Chinese and learn how to avoid the common errors. You will also be introduced to the skills and choice of words for stating your research and theorizing your arguments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how to write definitions for key terms, the introduction and the conclusion.

Instructor: Dr. Felix Chao, Senior Lecturer, ILC
Language: Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua
Registration: Click here to register

Venue: Idea Exchange, Research Commons, 1/F, University Library

Enquiries: Email to research@lib.cuhk.edu.hk