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Aims/Description: This is a 12 session online course for UoS distance learning doctoral students who are unable to attend the face to face course ELT6050 - Thesis writing: principles and practice. The course discusses sections of the thesis from introduction to conclusion, comparing examples from a wide range of UoS theses, discussing writing techniques, academic expectations, structure, style, and principles such as critical thinking. The course consists of 12 'workbooks', released weekly, delivered within a VLE also containing support materials and message boards. Activities include self-study exercises, written commentary and reflection, and on-line collaborative activities with other students.

Restrictions on availability: This course is only available to distance-learning students; students who live in Sheffield should attend ELT6050 instead.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study,
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK