Thesis Writing and Presenting
Full course description
This workshop will help students write their master's thesis (internship, desk study or fieldwork). When writing a master’s thesis, issues may arise that present barriers to the writing progress. While there is no single writing method, there are ways to locate the approach that best suits each person’s work and writing habits. The thesis Writing Seminar is a space for students to find tools and tips on successfully writing a Master's thesis. The objective is to improve the writing process, to make it more eﬃcient, and increase the likelihood of crafting a good thesis that you are proud of.
After completion of this course, students are able to:
- create a preliminary structure for their thesis and set clear goals for completion of the final work;
- summarise their thesis findings concisely and convincingly and present them in oral and written form;
- improve their written work with reference to peer and tutor feedback and a clear understanding of what is measured by official thesis assessment forms;
- select and employ an effective personal time management strategy;
- demonstrate an awareness of common writing obstacles and how they can be overcome;
- provide effective constructive feedback to peers.
Exam option 1: GDS4000, GDS4001, GDS4002, GDS4003 or GDS4004, GDS4005, 2 elective courses (GDS4006, GDS4009, or selected FASOS/UM electives), GDS4990 Exam option 2: GDS4000, GDS4001, GDS4002, GDS4003 or GDS4004, GDS4005, 3 elective courses (GDS4006, GDS4009, GDS4008 or selected FASOS/UM electives), GDS4900 Exam option 3: GDS4000, GDS4001, GDS4002, GDS4003 or GDS4004, GDS4005, GDS4800