Course Schedule for CM50175
Research Project Preparation   2004

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The April
seminar is optional, it is provided  to answer last minute questions about how to write the introductory chapter (that is, get full marks for the part of your paper I will be marking) and possibly to help students find partners for proof-reading.

8-22 March Seminar participation and the 22 April Lecture are mandatory and for credit.  Nothing else but the assignment is mandatory, it's just recommended.

Week Starting
 Lecture Topic
Seminar Content

9 February
Introduction to CM50175 + What's in a Dissertation?
No Seminar Wednesday! Staff Presentations
16 February
Using the Bath Library for Literature Research Staff Presentations
23 February
What Dissertations Look Like + How to Cite literature.
Staff Presentations
1 March
Choosing a Project + Using Literature
(may include intro to latex & bibtex)
Staff Presentations
Selection due next Monday (8th)
8 March
Testimonials on doing MSc projects -- What Worked, What Didn't
How to Read Papers
15 March
Proving You've Done Something:  Doing Statistics
Thesis Statements
22 March
What is Evidence? or Latex and Bibtex or Whatever's Needed
Literature Reviews
29 March -
12 April
No Lectures Scheduled No Seminars Scheduled
19 April
What Needs to be in the Proposal?    Q&A
No More Seminars
3 May
Submit 5 May!

page author: Joanna Bryson
last updated: 7 February 2004