Dr Cheryl Lange - English Language and Learning Skills Adviser
Two of our downloadable resources are here - see the Resource section further down the page for more.
The Honours year can be an intensely personal and individual experience. However, there is no need to go through it alone.
The Honours Hub supplements the subject-specific support you receive from your discipline group and supervisors. It aims to familiarise you with the distinguishing characteristics of honours studies and to address typical concerns experienced by students across the disciplines.
- Upcoming workshops
The Honours year can be pretty hectic and this major transition year will require changes to your undergraduate patterns of study. Not only will you be undertaking a research project, but you will also be expected to clearly communicate your work to others.
The Honours and Masters series of workshops will help you develop both your written and oral communication skills.
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The following resources offer effective strategies to help you manage your time, plan your research project and start writing. You can listen to podcasts of workshops and download the handouts.
- How to manage your research project (podcast): Honours requires you to execute multiple tasks and manage conflicting demands to a tight schedule. This podcast highlights strategies to help you 'keep on track' and prepare yourself for the many demands and expectations of Honours studies.
- How to write a research proposal (podcast): Some disciplines require Honours students to produce research proposals. Research proposals may or may not form part of the formal assessment, but are an opportunity to get timely feedback on your planned approach. This podcast outlines the components of a research proposal and highlights the key questions you need to address.
- How to review the literature (podcast): Many research students find that writing a literature review difficult. This podcast discusses ways to decrease your anxieties and develop a clearer understanding of what is needed to produce an effective literature review.
- How to write your thesis (podcast): Preparing a thesis or dissertation differs from writing an assignment. Not only is an Honours thesis a larger document than most students have previously tackled, but it requires a particular style of thinking. This podcast discusses ways of staying focused while planning and writing each section of your thesis. It emphasises the importance of writing continually throughout your candidature.
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