EventsWorkshop | Writing a Master Thesis

 
Date & time: September 16-17, 12:50-16:00
Venue: RAU, Lecture room 405
Working language: English
 
Guest Lecturer Richard Dawton, Coordinator of English in the Language Centre at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, will conduct a workshop on Writing a Master Thesis - Challenges.
 
The event is organized by the Department of Economics and Finance, RAU Institute of Economics and Business within the Erasmus+ project Promoting Migration Studies in Higher Education (PROMIG).
 
 
Workshop Outline
WRITING A MASTER THESIS – CHALLENGES
 
The writing of a Master Thesis in English should be seen as an opportunity to further the body of knowledge and understanding on a chosen theme. There are, however, guidelines and examples of good practice that should be followed to ensure your thesis has the maximum impact on the international stage.
This two, half-day workshop initially concentrates on the logistics of writing a thesis from the research stage to the writing stage. It then goes on to consider some of the challenges inherent in thesis writing, namely the issue of  techniques, such as paraphrasing, that can be employed to avoid the accusation of plagiarism. This workshop is conducted entirely in English.
 
Day 1
September 16, 14.00-17.00
Writing a Master Thesis - General Principles
The workshop will consist of teacher led presentation of each of the following aspects linked to specific exercises for participants to complete individually, in pairs and with feedback to the group.
- The Research writing process
- Narrowing the topic
- The thesis statements
- Thesis language
- Style
- The conclusion
- Writing an abstract
 
Day 2
September 17, 14.00-17.00
Writing a Master Thesis - Challenges
The workshop will consist of teacher led presentation of each of the following aspects linked to specific exercises for participants to complete individually, in pairs and with feedback to the group.
 
- Aspects of plagiarism
- Note taking
- Paraphrasing
- The international context
 
 
In addition to working on various English language course books and material for German educational publishers, Richard has been an oral examiner for Cambridge Assessment for a number of years. During his teaching career, he has taught Business English in China, led workshops and given presentations on a variety of Academic Writing issues in the South Caucasus. Besides his work within the public educational field he also has considerable experience teaching English in a wide range of institutions and for many national and international companies.