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Seminar: Thesis writing

Course
2016-2017

Admission requirements

compulsory for second year students of the RESMAAS program.

Description

In this course students report their fieldwork experiences and discuss their original project ideas in light of their findings during fieldwork. They systematize the data they have collected and reflect on their research methods. Step by step they are aided to start writing various sections and chapters of their thesis and bring in their draft versions for discussion in class. Comments will be provided both by instructors as well as by fellow students. Specific attention will be given to the structuring of arguments and the development of research questions on the basis of debates on the current state of research. This course does not interfere with the supervisory work of the (two) thesis supervisors, but is strictly complementary.

Course objectives

  • To train the students in academic writing and discussion

  • To engage in peer-reviewing and learn to exchange constructive criticism on each other’s work

  • To teach the students the discipline required for academic writing

Timetable

Wednesdays 15.00-17.00 hrs

Mode of instruction

Workshop

Course Load

  • The course comprises 5 EC and the total course load is thus 140 hrs

  • 28 hours of these will be spent attending class (2 hrs lecture x for 14 weeks)

  • 112 hrs to be spent on preparing sections of the thesis that the students present in class and on reading each other’s piece.

Assessment method

Analytical and writing skills evaluated on the basis of the draft papers, use of literature and level of engagement in the group discussion and in giving feedback.

Blackboard

Yes

This course is supported by Blackboard. Blackboard will be used to provide students with an overview of current affairs, as well as specific information about (components of) the course. Please see:
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Reading list

NA

Registration

Enrollment through uSis for the course and the examination or paper is mandatory.

Remarks

For more information and questions, contact:
Azeb Amha
Academic Coordinator
P O Box 9555, 2300 RB Leiden, NL
Tel. +31-71-527-3364
amhaa@ascleiden.nl