Graduate Research Academic Support
Graduate Research Academic Support (GRAS) runs a program to help graduate research students in the Faculty of Engineering develop their research communication skills. Teaching is provided on aspects of communicating research in research proposals, research reports, conference and journal papers, posters and the thesis. The GRAS program, consisting of seminar series, short courses, writing groups and one-to-one tutorials, is delivered throughout the year.
The introductory seminar series aims to help new graduate research students understand different genres of engineering research communication, fundamentals of research writing and language conventions, focusing on purpose, audience, clarity, unity and coherence.
In the seminars, we will look at how to write a successful thesis. We will analyse the overall structure of a thesis including papers and of a traditional thesis by using sample theses. We will also examine the organisation, argument and writing in different sections of each type of thesis, and clarify what is important for examiners.