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Dissertation support and supervision for M-Level students in the new academic year

Continuing our focus on the new academic year, Dr Jenni Carr, Academic Developer in the Teaching and Learning Centre discusses TLC’s review of M-level dissertation support and supervision in the new academic year.

Although the new shape to the academic year provided the stimulus for asking departments for examples of how this was affecting practice – for example, ‘front-loading’ dissertation support […]

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MSc dissertation supervision: practice and pedagogy at LSE

In advance of a new Academic Development Programme workshop on MSc dissertation supervision, Dr Claire Gordon of LSE’s Teaching and Learning Centre reports on a range of supervision practice across the School.   Following on from Monday’s resource by Anderson et al exploring master’s level supervision from the perspectives of students and supervisors, this week’s post draws on the supervision experiences […]

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Resource of the week: master’s level dissertation supervision

This week’s posts begin a discussion about MSc supervision at LSE which will run through the academic year. With the new academic year structure, academic departments are exploring how best to approach supervision support and development for their MSc students and we will be sharing the results of those explorations in the following months. As a starter, today’s resource is a […]

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Guidance and supervision for MSc dissertation writing at LSE

MSc dissertation and long essay supervision is managed differently across LSE departments. In reviewing your own departmental approach, there are several central questions to the design of this kind of development work. This blog post is organised around these questions and provides examples of how different departments respond to them. Course codes are given for examples of different approaches to enable […]

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Resource of the week: dissertation and thesis writing in a second language

At LSE, the majority of academic writing by students is done in a second or even third language. In order to use English successfully as an academic lingua franca, LSE’s MSc and PhD students need to develop their language abilities in English. More than this, though, they need to develop accurate expectations about the conventions of disciplinary academic writing and the […]

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