Today I took a course “Managing and Producing Your Thesis and Reports” organised by our Staff Training Office which was aimed at Academic and Research Staff of the NUIG. Course main objectives were:
Report Writing is one of the most important skills professionals need to master. Unclear writing and the inability to be brief are major complaints among academic institutions and employers as is the problem of working to deadlines. This workshop has a unique approach to the task of thesis and report production. Faithful to modern business practice and theory, the task is treated as a process. This means it’s properly managed, completed on time and to the best possible standards.
It was quite rewarding to listen the main lecture and then to participate in actual management of an example report/thesis planning. We were split into groups and each of us were supposed to present the skeleton of the project and highlight the necessary steps to complete it by using Gantt diagrams.