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University Library Workshops

Capturing readers' interest and communicating the significance of your research effectively can be challenging tasks. Do you want to enhance your writing skills in doing so? Co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC), the Library is pleased to offer the following discussion workshops for research postgraduate students on finding theses, thesis introduction, thesis abstract, literature review, and Chinese thesis writing skills.



Structuring a Thesis Introduction: How to Get Readers Hooked at the Beginning

Date 20 Jan 2022 (Thu)
Time 02:30pm-04:15pm
Speaker Dr. Yvonne Loong
Venue Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Workshop Description In this workshop, you will be introduced to steps for capturing your readers' interest in your research topic, appreciating the significance of your research and understanding your research purpose. Specific language features which are commonly seen in thesis introductions will be discussed and practiced during the workshop.


Intensive and Profound: Chinese Thesis Writing Skills
精嚴深入:中文論文寫作技巧

Date 21 Jan 2022 (Fri)
Time 2:30pm-4:30pm
Speaker Dr. Felix Chao
Venue Online Workshop via Zoom
Workshop Description If the thesis is not written and formulated in the right way, its key ideas will not be able to be communicated effectively. In this workshop, you will study the good language features of a thesis written in Chinese and learn how to avoid the common errors. You will also be introduced to the skills and choice of words for stating your research and theorizing your arguments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how to write definitions for key terms, the introduction and the conclusion.

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua


Writing an Abstract for Your Thesis: How to Summarize Your Research in 500 Words

Date 24 Jan 2022 (Mon)
Time 2:30pm-4:30pm
Speaker Dr. Yvonne Loong
Venue Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Workshop Description You will learn how to summarize the most important information in your research as well as describe the most significant contributions that your research has made in a concise, readable and impressive manner. Both the structure and language of the thesis abstracts will be discussed during the workshop.













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