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Reporting using critical resources (W8R)

Reporting is one of the most useful techniques for using other people’s ideas in order to develop your own. It involves paraphrase, summary and synthesis. It is a relatively complex process that requires good reading, note-taking, referencing and writing skills in order to avoid the danger of plagiarism.

By the end of the workshop you should have:

  • an understanding of reporting as a writing tool for representing other people’s ideas without the need for direct quotation
  • awareness of two main techniques: paraphrase and summary
  • practical experience in employing these tools correctly and effectively in your own text
  • awareness of the line between these practices and plagiarism, and how to avoid crossing it.


Additional information:

Who is it for? Postgraduate research students in the second year or above, who are well into their research. To register for this workshop, you must be enrolled on (or recently graduated from) one of the following degrees: PhD, MPhil, Masters by Research, EngD, EdD, professional doctorate.

Is any preparation required? No

Is catering provided? No

Who is the tutor? Dr Mihai Balanescu



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