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Common mistakes in working for a postgraduate dissertation

Location:
OSCRB, Main Arts Building, Bangor University
Time:
Wednesday 11 March 2020, 14:00–16:00
Presenter:
School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Contact:
Dr Helena Miguelez-Carballeira

Common mistakes in working for a postgraduate dissertation

Professor Tony Claydon - School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

In this session we will examine common mistakes in imagining what a post-graduate dissertation in the humanities is, and how it is produced. These mistakes can lead to applying the wrong methodology; or can - more commonly - lead to problems with morale because the project is not living up to a misconceived ideal, does not seem of sufficient significance or innovation, or appears overwhelming. The session will start with a presentation on some mistakes frequently made by students, but participants will be welcome to contribute problems or worries they are having with their current work for group advice and discussion.