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Academic Writing Session

In this session, the focus is on evaluating and citing sources, developing a good research statement and structure. You will also receive advice on how to keep the writing process going and strategies you can use to express your argument in a way that engages the reader.

Target audience: Master's students

Prior knowledge: Not required

Teaching method: Lecture

Equipment: Laptop


After attending the session, you should:

  • Understand how to structure your thesis (e.g., IMRaD model)
  • Be able to develop a good research statement
  • Understand how to create correctly formatted in-text citations and reference lists
  • Know how to develop strong arguments
  • Understand that research/knowledge builds on the work others have done
  • Know how to use various strategies to get started with your writing and to keep it flowing (i.e., how to avoid writer’s block)
  • Be aware of what resources and services the library offers as well as relevant internet resources
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