Hello DWC-fans!! This Friday (14 October, 10-12, FEDU Rooms A & B) we have
a special treat for you to help with writing. Nigel Calder from the Faculty
of Education (located on the Bay of Plenty campus) will be here to run a
session on structuring an abstract. Here's what Nigel will do - please
bring some sample writing with you.
*The session is on structuring your writing: the abstract in particular.*
Abstracts give clear succinct insights into the dissertation, conference
paper or journal article that they accompany. They need to grab the
reader's attention and entice them to read further. They can also be used
as an initial proposal for conference presentation or book chapter. As
well, similar to using a draft contents list to help structure your thesis,
they are used by supervisors to clarify thinking and structure to identify
and focus on the key aspects.
This session will build on the work of Prof Barbara Kamler from Deakin
University on how to best structure abstracts to optimise their impact. It
will also include other strategies to structure your writing effectively.
*Part of the session will be a practical workshop. Can you please bring
either some initial writing from which to write an abstract for your work
or a very drafty abstract!*
All are welcome at the DWC.
Andrea and Marcia
*Kaunuku Tautoko Ākonga*Centre for Tertiary Teaching and Learning (CeTTL)
The University of Waikato,
*Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato*Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
Phone: 07 8562889 ext 6078
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