Aims/Description: This module aims to help students develop the academic writing skills required for doctoral level studies and covers literature reviewing, report and thesis writing, and writing for publication. This course utilises the writing tasks that form part of the PhD progression requirements with particular focus on self-evaluation.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students registered on CDT programmes.

Staff Contact: WYNNE BRADLEY P
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Students will submit the following reports as part of their progression to the next level of study through the CDT programme: Mini Project Report; Annual Research Report 1; Annual Research Report 2; Thesis Plan. For this unit, these reports will be marked on a pass/fail basis using the following criteria: completion of the report to the required level for progression; completion of a 500-word reflective summary of the effectiveness of their written communication and identification of areas for imporovement.

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Interdisciplinary Programmes in Engineering):

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