Library Workshop for Research Postgraduates: Designing a Successful Oral Defence

22/02/2019 to 26/04/2019

The Library is pleased to offer this oral defence workshop that is co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) for research postgraduate students on 26 April 2019

Designing a Successful Oral Defence

This workshop for postgraduate students is designed to prepare participants for their oral defence. It familiarizes them with the common structure and expected content of the defence, public persona design, and management of self-presentation. Participants will be introduced to principles of presentation n and notions of persona.  Praxis sessions are expected to have each presenter design selected segments of the defence.

Date: 26 April 2019 (Fri)
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Maria Luisa C. Sadorra
         Senior Lecturer, Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore

Language: English
Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library

Registration: Complete the Online Registration Form

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Speaker’s profile:
Maria Luisa C. Sadorra is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore (NUS). She teaches Public Persona and Self-Presentation at the NUS University Town and has extensive teaching experience in English for Academic Purposes and Graduate English Courses. She served as both the course and administrative coordinator of the Graduate English Course at the Centre. Dr. Sadorra also serves as adjudicator and evaluator for TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), one of the biggest professional international associations which aims at advancing the quality of English language teaching through professional development, research, standards and advocacy.