This course is for PhD students in their second year. Students work on various aspects of what is involved in reviewing the literature, and receive detailed feedback from their tutor on extracts of their writing.
There are four classes of 1 hour and 50 minutes, held every two weeks. In each class you work through a series of tasks which involve: discussing aspects of reviewing literature; analysing sample extracts from University of Edinburgh doctoral theses; expanding your repertoire of useful academic English expressions; drafting short pieces of writing. You will then write a short assignment outside of class hours (approximately 1-2 hours a week). You send the assignment to your tutor, who responds with feedback on your writing. Students receive copies of the course materials, writing your PhD: Reviewing the Literature.
By the end of the course, students will have a better understanding of:
Mondays from 2 October 2017 14:10pm-16:00pm (5 weeks)
Tuesdays from 3 October 2017 14:10pm-16:00pm (5 weeks)
Paterson’s Land, Holyrood Road.
Any Edinburgh University international PhD student in their second year, or who is engaged in reviewing literature. For students in their first year, Writing a PhD First Year Report may be more appropriate.
Please complete and submit the following online form:
The application deadline is Friday 22 September 2017.