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FASS619d Advanced Thesis Writing (Second Year Students): Refocusing the Thesis (distance)
The FASS619d site provides a virtual version of Professor Lynne Pearce's one-day intensive course, FASS619: Advanced Thesis Writing (Second Year Students only): Refocusing the Thesis (see separate entry). This course has been designed specifically for PhD students who are mid-way through their studies: typically, Year 2 (FT) or Year 3-4 (PT); it also presupposes that you have already taken the First Year thesis writing course, 'Thesis Writing (First Year Student only)' (FASS516), which is also available in a distance learning version (FASS516d). If you haven't yet taken this course, we strongly recommend that you take a look at it before embarking upon this one. Not only does this course refer back to exercises and case-studies featured on the Year 1 course, but there is also a good deal of material stored on the site that you may find useful.
This module has been set up as an interactive online resource that will run for four weeks during the Michaelmas Term (6-9 inclusive). Participants will be invited to share their responses to the various exercises with one another and Professor Pearce (L.Pearce@lancaster.ac.uk) will be on hand to answer queries and participate in the discussions.
The online version of the course aims to reproduce the experience of the campus workshop as closely as possible and takes the form of 4 sessions:
Each of these sessions will include an exercise you can participate in if you wish, the answers to which are posted separately in 'Course Materials'.
Please note that this module/online resource will be made available via a Moodle site in November 2014.
Timing and Location
For 2nd year full-time students, and part-time students at the equivalent stage ONLY.
Minimum quota: 6
Maximum quota: 20
Charge to non-FASS departments: £89
Student Portal (register for RTP modules here)
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