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Due to the Corona virus outbreak we will be offering the following workshops online. Please click on the respective links to book your space if you wish to be part of these sessions. The workshops and mini courses will be offered in our Postgraduate Research Capacity Development Blackboard Community CM0283

Should you not be enrolled in our Blackboard community, please follow the steps on the PDF to register - Click here


Reading skills for research: support for finding data quickly

https://forms.gle/rtbDbofv3ZphfeWDA

Postgraduate research is time consuming and the bulk of this time is spent on reading. This session will examine the different subskills of academic reading and explore the structure of journal articles with a view to highlighting ways to quickly find useful information.

The workshop details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Time: 10:00 to 12:00

Facilitator: Mr Patrick Healy

For enquiries, please email the RCD team at 

Rcdenquiries@uj.ac.za

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Integrating and acknowledging sources

 

https://forms.gle/MFaKNXi51Z5VosGcA

 

This session aims to develop an understanding of how the University of Johannesburg classifies different types of plagiarism as well as the potential consequences of this form of academic misconduct. It will explore what it means to critically engage with integrated sources and interactively engage with examples of effective paraphrase and summary. The workshop will briefly touch on direct quotation and citation, however, it will not specifically examine Harvard, APA or any other referencing convention.

The workshop details are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 28 January 2021

Time: 10:00 to 12:00

Facilitator: Mr Patrick Healy

For enquiries, please email the RCD team at Rcdenquiries@uj.ac.za


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Engaging with journal article reviewers and journal editors

https://forms.gle/cP865Z2faCaVn1oV8 

The mini course, 'Engaging with journal article reviewers and journal editors' is available now on Blackboard in the Postgraduate Research Capacity Development Community (CM0283). It is aimed at those who have submitted an article to a journal. It will help you to engage productively with the reviewers' responses and, to prepare a well-crafted letter to accompany a revised article if you have been invited to make revisions and to resubmit.

As this is a self-access mini course, it can be started it at any time and completed over a number of days, or weeks.

If you wish to join, then please click on the link above to complete the Google form.


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The journal article submission and review process 

https://forms.gle/RiL8UU6N4VmM4S1F9 

The mini course, 'The journal article submission and review process' is available now on Blackboard. It is aimed at those who have a completed journal article ready to send to a journal. It will inform you about the processes of submitting and reviewing journal articles, the kinds of questions reviewers are likely to ask about the article when deciding if it is worth publishing, and how to give yourself the best possible chance of having your article accepted.


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Drafting a Research Article (Writing for Publication)

https://forms.gle/EHRsKBxyaprCtXFFA

This self-access mini course is the second part of the five-part series focused on writing for publication, aimed at those in the final stages of their research. It will guide participants to: write an authoritative introduction; choose appropriate literature and use it effectively; write a succinct, but sufficiently detailed methods section; and structure an article coherently. It also introduces strategies for managing writer's block. It is recommended that you do course 1 (Getting started as a scholarly writer) before booking for this course. 

Please note that this is a self-access course, which you can do in your own time. Commentary instead of individualised feedback is provided on activities.


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Getting Started as a Scholarly Writer (Writing for Publication) 

https://forms.gle/4uBo8U1aRwwzuixL7 

This self-access mini course is the first of a five-part course series focused on writing for publication for postgraduate researchers who are new to the process of planning and writing articles for publication in academic journals. It is most suitable for those who are in the final stages of their research. It aims to provide an enhanced understanding of scholarly identity and guides participants in the identification of appropriate journals and the development of the article title and draft abstract.

Please note that this is a self-access course, which you can do in your own time. Commentary instead of individualised feedback is provided on activities.


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Crafting an article (Writing for Publication)

https://forms.gle/t2vfEGML2yUTNxwZA

'Crafting an article' is available now on Blackboard. This Mini course is most suitable for those who have already written a draft of a research article, or who have completed the previous two mini courses in the writing for publication series. It provides guidance on refining the argument, ensuring overall coherence, incorporating visual elements, strengthening the conclusion, and editing and proofreading.

Please note that this is a self-access course, which you can do in your own time. Commentary instead of individualised feedback is provided on activities.