About the course
This course focuses on developing the practical skills needed to plan and manage effectively large academic projects (assignments, research projects, grants, and dissertations). The course is designed for students and professionals looking for a better and faster way of writing academic projects, dissertations or theses.
The course teaches how to: undertake a literature search, organize PDFs and books, read and evaluate sources, collect and organize notes, evaluate evidence, outline a project and assign tasks, outline paragraphs, read effectively and critically, integrate notes into writing, organize arguments, synthesize and analyze sources, reference sources, produce the first draft, present the project.
It is an affordable, convenient and effective form of developing knowledge management skills.
The course improves productivity, reduces stress, gives students more control over their projects, helps conquer information overload and writer’s block, improves the quality of academic projects.
Delivery format: small group online training (via Skype/ZOOM), traditional workshops, webinars.
£100 for 2hrs training
Why do I recommend using CITAVI for academic writing?
CITAVI is a professional tool for researchers and students. The heart of CITAVI is the knowledge organizer. It makes academic reading, annotating PDFs, collecting notes (citations, comments, thoughts, quotations) an easy job. It allows you to place all your notes with one click into the structure of your project. It attaches automatically references in a chosen style to your notes. With CITAVI you will never lose the track of your documents, books, websites, references, annotations, and notes.
Within the reference manager, you can search for resources you need to write your project. CITAVI gives you access to hundreds of search databases and catalogs (e.g. Elsevier, ProQuest). You can also drag and drop a folder of a file from your computer. CITAVI automatically creates references for your documents using one of 6000 citation styles. CITAVI has also a build-in tool (so-called Picker) to collect information from the Web. You can use the Picker with all popular browsers (e.g. Chrome and Firefox). When you find an interesting website/PDF/picture, the Picker saves them in CITAVI and attaches appropriate references.
The task planner allows you to assign tasks to specific PDFs, books. You will never forget to read or re-check your sources. CITAVI has also add-ons for Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, and LaTeX. They allow to insert citations from CITAVI without leaving the text processor. Finally, CITAVI allows you with one click to compile a Microsoft Word file with the structure of your project, notes, citations, and bibliography.
CITAVI is free for up to 100 references. It is enough to write an assignment, Master’s thesis or a literature review for your Ph.D. thesis.
It is the only academic productivity tool that supports the entire research and writing process.