Postgraduate Workshops: Thesis Writing Tips (Jan - Feb 2022)

Date: 
04/01/2022 to 25/02/2022

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 the following discussion workshops for research postgraduate students on finding theses, thesis introduction, thesis abstract, literature review, and Chinese thesis writing skills.

Finding Theses and Dissertations in Your Research Area
17 Jan 2022 (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

This workshop will demonstrate how to locate theses and dissertations from universities in Hong Kong, China and other countries.

Venue: Online via Zoom
Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (English will be used if users require)
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Structuring a Thesis Introduction: How to Get Readers Hooked at the Beginning
20 Jan 2022 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 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
Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Medium of Instruction: English
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Intensive and Profound: Chinese Thesis Writing Skills
21 Jan 2022 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 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
Venue: Online via Zoom
Medium of Instruction: Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua
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Writing an Abstract for Your Thesis: How to Summarize Your Research in 500 words
24 Jan 2022 (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 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
Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Medium of Instruction: English
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Literature Review for a Good Research Paper
25 Feb 2022 (Fri) 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

This workshop will cover:

  • The purpose and process of literature review
  • The structure of a literature review
  • Effective strategies for identifying relevant literature

Venue: Online via Zoom
Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (English will be used if users require)
Registration
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Enquiries: Email to eref@cuhk.edu.hk