Advanced Academic Writing Seminar for Ph.D. students in Gender Studies (2017/18)
Aims and Objectives
The aim of this course is to provide students from the 2nd year of their studies onwards with the skills necessary for completing a successful Gender dissertation in a timely fashion and to help students develop writing skills that they can use after the completion of their studies.
After participating in class discussions and completing their assignments, students will be able to:
- Plan and manage their research more smoothly
- Anticipate possible obstacles in the writing process
- Refine their Title, Abstract and Table of Contents
- Critically reflect on their own and others’ writing and provide constructive criticism on their peers’ dissertation projects
- Produce and maintain their Rolling Synopsis
- Structure their whole dissertation and individual chapters in a logical and coherent manner
- Write a coherent Dissertation Chapter
- Produce clear and concise texts
This course is for pass/fail and yields a total of 2 credits as a PhD elective in the Gender Studies program upon its completion. To receive a pass, students are required to attend sessions, complete and submit home assignments, participate in writing groups, work on drafts of their chapters and attend 2-3 consultations with their course instructor. During the course students are expected to complete tasks designed to help them improve their text and at the end of the course submit a fully revised version of it to their supervisors. In order to receive individual help, students are required to attend 2-3 consultations with their course instructor on their papers and make changes to their texts based on the outcomes of the consultations.