Dr. Toby Slade

Dr. Toby Slade

Associate Professor

University of Tokyo

 

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Outline:

Week 1: Guidance and introduction
Week 2: Presentation of Projects
Week 3: Backgrounding, research and literature reviews
Week 4: Structure and Coherence in thesis writing
Week 5: Developing a thesis statement & Methodologies
Week 6: Agendas, bias, assumptions and presuppositions
Week 7: Argument development and types of support
Week 8: Abstracts 
Week 9: Notes, citations, titles and finishing touches
Week 10: Reviewing arguments and reservations 
Week 11: Preparations for publication 
Week 12: Individual editing and peer review
Week 13: Individual editing and peer review

Peer Review:

Group peer review will be an integral part of the course. In groups of a few people each week we will discuss and review each other’s progress.

Assessment:

Grading will be based on the progress of individual students' theses over the course and on their oral presentations.

Presentations:     

Throughout the course students will regularly present their progress and questions. 

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