Research Support Workshop Series
- Supporting Postgraduate Research Experiences

Registration: http://library.hkbu.edu.hk/openworkshop

Registration for workshops on a first-come, first-served basis.
Online registration will start on 10th October 2012 at 10 a.m.

Workshop Schedule:

Criteria for a Well-Written Thesis

Thesis writing is a lengthy and often complicated process which involves a lot of reading, writing and rewriting. As the first in a series of workshops in support of postgraduate research, this workshop will introduce students to the components of a well-written thesis. Practical advice will give students greater confidence in undertaking this significant academic project.

Date: 24 October 2012 (Wed)
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Venue: Computer Laboratory, Multimedia Learning Centre, Level 4, Main Library, Shaw Campus
Speaker: Mr. James Strang, Lecturer, Language Centre


Key Strategies for Academic Presentation

Through this workshop, students will identify some key strategies for delivering effective academic presentations. Three main aspects of the presentation will be discussed: organization and coherence, the use of language, and verbal and non-verbal communication. While it is not possible to address all concerns related to making presentations, this workshop will definitely offer students a clearer idea on what a professional academic presentation entails.

Date: 25 October 2012 (Thu)
Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Venue: Multimedia Classroom, Multimedia Learning Centre, Level 4, Main Library, Shaw Campus
Speaker: Mr. Derek Wong, Lecturer, Language Centre


Writing a Literature Review

The literature review is more than a summary of what has been written on a topic. As you get a better grasp on your subject, you will move from a descriptive review of the literature—useful at the commencement of your research—to a more critical review of relevant literature that you will only be able to write toward the end of your research. This workshop will present the what, why and how of reviewing literature to get you started on a confident note.

Date: 26 October 2012 (Fri)
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Computer Laboratory, Multimedia Learning Centre, Level 4, Main Library, Shaw Campus
Speaker: Ms. Christine Ho, Information Services Librarian, Library


Documenting and Organizing References

Acknowledging your sources is an integral practice of academic communication, and documenting your sources helps you to accurately acknowledge your sources. Students can make use of citation tools at every stage of research. This workshop will introduce built-in citation tools found in popular databases, as well as the more powerful RefWorks software.

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: 29 October 2012 (Mon)
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Computer Laboratory, Multimedia Learning Centre, Level 4, Main Library, Shaw Campus
Speaker: Mr. Alan Tang, Representative of RefWorks


Insider's Guide to Getting Published

Get 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 the audience the review process and give advice to authors on the preparation and submission of articles.

Date: 30 October 2012 (Tue)
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Computer Laboratory, Multimedia Learning Centre, Level 4, Main Library, Shaw Campus
Speaker: Mr. Stan Lee, Emerald Group Publishing Limited