ArtsEdit July 2020

Online editing intensive for Graduate Researchers this 21 and 23 July 2020.

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ArtsEdit is an initiative delivered by expert staff from the Faculty of Arts and Academic Skills, in which PhD candidates and Masters by Research students have the opportunity to learn advanced editing and structuring techniques, make concrete editing progress on a specific project, and learn about time and thesis management strategies.

An editing and structuring Masterclass on 21 July, facilitated by a leading Academic Skills advisor, will be followed by a time-, project-, and self-management seminar led by the Associate Deputy Dean for Graduate Studies on 23 July. Participants will be supported to plan editing goals on a specific project during both days, and become motivated and equipped with practical knowledge to help firm up a first final draft.

In July 2020 this event will be held online via Zoom, punctuated by breaks and self-guided activities.

Register now using the ArtsEdit July 2020 Registration Form.

Details below:

Tuesday 21 July 2020: Structuring and Editing Masterclass
led by Steven Thurlow, Academic Skills

11am - 12pm: Masterclass. In this Masterclass, participants will be provided with expert micro-editing advice (at the word & sentence level) as well as more macro-structural guidance (at the paragraph & sectional level) for a research piece. To conclude this component, students will complete a goal-setting exercise identifying targets to accomplish.

12pm - 12.15pm: Break.

12.15pm - 12.45pm: Guided self-editing activity.

12.45pm - 1.00pm: Wrap up. The facilitator will wrap up the day in reflective discussion with participants.

Thursday 23 July 2020: Project Management and Managing Yourself
led by Professor Sean Scalmer, Deputy Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts

11am - 12pm: Seminar. In this interactive seminar the facilitator will introduce participants to a series of worksheets and strategies designed to help you refine and articulate your core argument, connect your chapters to the overall structure and thrust of the thesis, audit and ‘diagnose’ the progress of and outstanding work required towards each section, and work towards more masterful time budgeting as you manage your resources (and yourself!) towards the completion of a first final draft.

12pm - 2pm: Self-guided worksheet activity. Applying learnings from the morning’s seminar, participants will work independently to populate the worksheets and schemas provided (note: these materials will be made downloadable to participants prior to the day’s events).

2pm: Check in & discussion. An optional chance to check back in with the facilitator and group and talk through progress, issues arising, and any stumbling blocks encountered.

Register now using the ArtsEdit July 2020 Registration Form.

More Information

Erin Scudder

arts-studentprograms@unimelb.edu.au