Research Support Workshop Series - Supporting Postgraduate Research Experiences

Jointly organized by the Library and the Language Centre, a series of workshops will be organized in October and November.
Online registration
can be found at: http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/~libref/openworkshop/

1. Criteria for a Well-Written Thesis

Thesis writing is a lengthy process and it is often a complicated academic task which involves a lot of thinking and rethinking. As the beginning of the workshop series on postgraduate research support, this workshop aims to give you an overall picture of what a well-written thesis is like.? In particular, it will discuss the importance of organization and coherence of thesis writing.? It will also delve into the use of language, tone, genre, format, and the issue of plagiarism.? Some practical advice will also be provided as each issue is discussed.

Date:
20 October (Tuesday)
Time:
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
Venue:
DLB 702 (David C. Lam Building, Shaw Campus)  
Speaker:
Dr. Carol Lam, Lecturer, Language Centre  

2. Writing a Literature Review

Literature review is not simply a summary of text and articles you read. This workshop would give you tips and guidelines on the components in writing a literature review.

Date:
23 October (Friday)
Time:
3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Venue:
Computer Laboratory, Level 4, Main Library, Shaw Campus
Speaker:
Library Representative

3. Documenting and Organizing References

Documentation is very important in research. It is a process that you give credit to the original author for using his/her idea in your research paper. In addition to introducing the built-in user-friendly ¡§cite¡¨ feature in popular databases, the software called ¡§RefWorks¡¨ will be introduced by the vendor representative. RefWorks enables users to import references from the library catalogue, online databases and text files, and customize bibliographies in a variety of citation styles.
  Session 1 Session 2
Date:
30 October (Friday) 21 November (Saturday)
Time:
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Venue:
Computer Laboratory, Level 4, Main Library, Shaw Campus
Speaker: Ms. Esther Ko, Representative of RefWorks
 

IMPORTANT: Register for a personal RefWorks account through ITO at: http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/refworks/account.php before attending the workshop. It takes two working days to process your request. You will receive an email on your login information.

Hands-on practice is provided.


4. Key Strategies for Academic Presentation

Key Strategies for Academic Presentation

This workshop aims to share some key strategies for delivering academic presentations.? It particularly covers three main aspects: organization and coherence, use of language, and the verbal and non-verbal delivery of an oral presentation.?? It will also discuss how to handle stage fright and eventually how to enjoy your presentation.? Though the workshop may not be able to solve all the problems you have with your presentation, it will definitely offer you a clearer idea on giving an academic presentation professionally.

Date:
3 November (Tuesday)
Time:
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
Venue:
DLB 702 (David C. Lam Building, Shaw Campus)  
Speaker:
Dr. Carol Lam, Lecturer, Language Centre  

Members of the HKBU community are welcome to join the workshop.

ENQUIRIES

Should you have further queries, please feel free to contact the Information Services Section of the Library at 3411-2711.


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