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Using Word to Tame your Thesis

Friday 23 Mar, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$20 – $60

Using Word to Tame your Thesis

A seminar to give you all the formatting tricks in Word you wish you’d known when you first started studying.

Many graduate students and even seasoned academics lack the practical skills required to create a long and complex document. Only about fifty percent of graduate students know how to use styles in Word. Far fewer know how to use them well. If you’re in this situation, this demonstration and walk-thru offers an eye-opening and enjoyable review of the challenges of creating a large document.

Register now to rescue yourself from the chaos of word and make mastering styles accessible and entertaining.

What to bring:
There’s no need to bring a laptop or your thesis along. You will be given a handout with content suiting windows, but the content is transferable to new versions of Word for Mac. You may wish to bring a laptop to take notes or follow along at your own pace.

Learning outcomes:
On completion of the seminar participants should have learnt enough to create a self-formatting thesis, with automated:

  • Table of contents
  • Numbered figures, tables and pages
  • Bibliography
  • Creating sections
  • Running section heads or titles

Your presenter:
Michael McBain originally worked in scientific publishing, but subsequently went on to a career as a faculty and research manager in several Victorian universities, including the University of Melbourne. He maintains his interest in publishing, and has taught word and thesis courses for over twenty years, during which he has revamped and tamed over fifty doctoral theses. He has been loosely involved with public ‘big data’ projects like GovHack, Melbourne Open Data, and ‘Shut Up and Hack’. He holds degrees in science, arts, information management, and spatial science.

By registering for this seminar, you are committing to attendance.

If you fail to attend without notifying us of compelling reasons we reserve the right to limit your attendance to other programs at GSA. Please read the program terms and conditions.

The charge for this subsidised program covers some of the presenter’s fees. By paying it you are generously helping support GSA and sponsoring more programs for graduate students.

If you have any queries please email programs@gsa.unimelb.edu.au.


Friday 23 Mar, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20 – $60
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