Research Support Workshop Series - Supporting Postgraduate Research Experiences

Registration: http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/~libref/openworkshop/workshop.php

Workshop Schedule:

Writing Strategies & Language Issues for Thesis Writing

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:
31 October (MON)
Time:
12:00 noon - 2:00pm
Venue:

Computer Laboratory, Multimedia Learning Centre, Level 4, Main Library, Shaw Campus)

Speaker:
Dr. Chew Kheng-Suan, Senior Lecturer, Language Centre


Insider’s Guide to Getting Published

Getting tips from one of the scholarly journal publishers on the criteria governing the selection of academic papers for publication in international journals. The publisher will also share with audience on the review process and advice for authors on preparing and submitting articles.

Date:
1 November (TUE)
Time:
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Venue:

Computer Laboratory, Multimedia Learning Centre, Level 4, Main Library, Shaw Campus)

Speaker:
Mr. Yang-Cheng Shen, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


The Literature Review – What, Why & How

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:
9 November (WED)
Time:
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Venue:

Computer Laboratory, Multimedia Learning Centre, Level 4, Main Library, Shaw Campus)

Speaker:
Library Representative


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.

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.

Date:
18 November (FRI)
Time:
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Venue:

Computer Laboratory, Multimedia Learning Centre, Level 4, Main Library, Shaw Campus)

Speaker:
Mr. Alan Tang, Representative of RefWorks


Key Strategies for Academic Presentation

As indicated by the title, 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:
22 November (TUE)
Time:
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Venue:

Multimedia Classroom (Level 4, Main Library, Shaw Campus)

Speaker:
Ms. Angela Ng, Senior Lecturer, Language Centre




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