Academic Writing for International Relations II
Section C – Thesis Related Writing (Mandatory for all)
Aims: To identify the aims of a proposal in general, and the thesis proposal in particular. We discuss the main features, possible structuring and the main problems with proposals
Proposal Writing – Peer Review
Aims: To consider what criteria might apply to assess effective proposals, to then analyse the strengths and weaknesses of your colleagues’ proposals before making changes to your first draft after the session
Mandatory Consultation on the Thesis Proposal before submission to the department
Aims: To consider issues related to possible structuring a thesis, the logic, clarity, and coherence through the thesis and analysis of the metadiscourse within a previous thesis submitted to the Dept.
By the end of this part of the course, you will have had the chance to:
- identify a possible reserach problem or puzzle
- identify how it fits with the current literature
- suggest an approriate solution to the problem or puzzle
- identify a possible structure to the proposed thesis
Assessment is based on attendance and a mandatory consultation on the proposal before submission to the department.