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Comp496/901: Academic Presentation and Writing Skills

This is my local, non-WebCT page for Comp496/901, Academic Presentation and Writing Skills.


Classes are held once a week. Each week's session is typically 2.5 hours in duration. Dates and topics for the semester are provided here. Slides from classes are made available via links on the schedule page after the classes have taken place.


The purpose of this unit is to ensure that you achieve a basic level of competency in both writing about your research, and in giving presentations. These are skills that require practice, so the way assessment works in this unit is different to that in other units. See here for detailed information.

Resources and Related Links

An excellent book that covers much of the same ground as this unit is the following:

Resources on the various topics covered in this unit are provided on the following pages:

Here are some other links which are yet to be integrated properly into this site:

You may also find some of my general resources pages on writing advice and on doing a PhD useful.

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Last Modified: 21st September 2008