Brain Food: Graduate Thesis Fundamentals - Part A
At Brain Food workshops, you'll find out more about how to approach your research and writing with confidence, and you'll meet other graduate students who are also experiencing the trials and tribulations of graduate work. Visit our website for an overview of the program.
Location: MacKinnon 318
In Part A, you'll learn foundational skills and strategies that will carry you through the thesis or dissertation process. Topics covered will include:
- Managing the thesis process: We discuss goal setting and time management strategies to keep you going throughout your graduate degree.
- Formulating Your Research Question: Your research question forms the basis of your research project. In this session, learn how to formulate an effective research question and how to use it to guide and inform your thesis or dissertation from start to finish.
- Gathering and Reading Literature: A good thesis demands a good literature review, and that means finding and critically analyzing the key literature in your field. In this session, learn some methods for finding and evaluating the literature in order to select relevant and authoritative sources.
Participants will have the opportunity to obtain a Graduate Writing and Research Skills Letter of Recognition in acknowledgement of their efforts to expand their knowledge and skills. You are also welcome to register and attend Brain Food Part B and Brain Food Part C.