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    The workshops and online resources linked from this page are designed for PhD, Masters and professional doctorate by research students writing research proposals in disciplines within the social sciences, humanities and business. Each workshop and online topic takes up some aspect of research proposal writing. Workshops will be facilitated by Wendy Bastalich. Information about the workshops and a link to the registration sites can be found below. Please read through the workshop information before registering for workshops.

    Workshops are offered either as a two-and-a-half hour series of six workshops at City West campus, or as a condensed two-day event at Magill campus (workshops 1-6), followed by a two-day writing retreat and two oral presentation workshops at City West campus. It is important to attend all of the workshops in the series. The six Research proposal writing short workshops and the two-day Magill workshop offer similar content, and it is only necessary to attend one of the two. Workshops involve a combination of presentation of content by the facilitator, analysis of discipline examples, group or pair discussion of your research and research writing, feedback on writing, and individual writing. The series is inclusive of a two-day writing retreat spent in supported, quiet writing.

    An additional one-day Saturday workshop is offered for those cannot attend weekday events. The Saturday workshop covers the key learning objectives of workshops 2, 3, 4 and 5 from the Research proposal writing series within a research introduction writing activity. If you have attended the series or the two-day event and you would like revision and to spend a day writing your introduction you will find the Saturday workshop useful.

    The online resources linked from the left menu on this site cover the core messages that will be workshopped in the face-to-face events. Before attending a face-to-face workshop it is important to read through the online resource that corresponds with the workshop. Please save this site to your favourites list. 

    In addition to accessing the online resources, external students can receive individual assistance on drafts of writing over email or telephone with referral from a supervisor. External students wishing to access individual assistance should forward a draft of writing to Wendy Bastalich.

    Workshops 2018      REGISTER

    Workshop series City West  JS6-17
    1. Reading and writing research Tues, October 16, 10am-12.30pm
    2. Reviewing the literature Tues, October 23, 10am-12.30pm  
    3. Referencing for advanced scholars Tues, October 30, 10am-12.30pm
    4. Writing about methods Tues, November 13, 10am-12.30pm
    5. Introducing and justifying research Tues, November 20, 10am-12.30pm
    6. Craft your draft Tues, November 27, 10am-12.30pm
    7. Two-day Writing retreat

    Tues 4 and Weds 5 December, 9am-4.30pm 

    8. Oral presentation

    Tues, Dec 11, 10am-12.30pm

    9. Practicing your proposal presentation Tues, December 18, 10am-12.30pm
    Week-end workshop  City West Saturday 9.15am-5pm
    Writing the research proposal introduction 20 October GK3-24


    Registering ensures you receive information prior to the workshop. The facilitator will communicate with you via your student email which is linked directly from the registration list so please don't forget to check your student email from time to time if you use another email address more regularly. To register for a workshop, click the box beside the workshop. A tick will appear to indicate that you are registered.

    If you have registered, but find you will not be able to attend a workshop, please deregister at least a day or two before the workshop. Facilitators plan workshops and make other important decisions affecting everyone in the group based on the registration lists. To deregister, simply click the ticked box beside the workshop and the tick will disappear indicating you are no longer registered.


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