Workshops tailored to the Physics Student

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol46 Issue15 19–23 April 2021

Thesis proposal reviews
April 23, 10am-12pm 

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As the first major milestone for PhD students, the TPR is important for convincing your School that you understand the process of scholarly enquiry and that you have a project that is both viable and feasible. In this session, we analyse past research proposals to better understand their purpose and key components. We cover strategies for structuring and writing your own.

Journal article writing
June 17, 10am-12pm 

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In this workshop, learn how to plan and structure a persuasive article. We analyse sample articles from relevant Physics journals to find out what makes an effectively written paper.


Targeting a journal and responding to reviewers
June 17, 1-3pm

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Following on from the morning’s workshop, discover how to target journals so that you maximise the chances of seeing your work in print. We also review techniques for interpreting and responding to feedback professionally.


Editing for narrative 
11 November, 10am-12pm

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Bring an outline of your work, as we examine strategies for communicating your results in a logical manner.


Editing for style
11 November, 1-3pm

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Co-taught with ANU Physics Research Fellow Dr Rose Ahlefeldt. Bring along a draft of your work to learn how to apply an editing and proofreading system that will assist you to polish your work for clarity and style. 

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