This is the page for the Graduate Research Seminar 2015-201 run by Steve Rushton
The outcome of the seminar is a Graduate Project Proposal (1500 words) and a Thesis (8000 words).
The seminar will comprise individual tuition and occasional group sessions on specific methods (including peer to peer commentary, editing and proofing)
This page will be used to upload information on your Project Proposal and Thesis.
The AIM of this weeks seminar is to focus particularly on the description of the proposed project:
10:00 Meet and Steve will give intro
10:30 Split into studio groups
Read each other's drafts and give feedback
Each writer will remain silent whilst they listen to the readers' feedback
Make sure your reader gets the answer to these questions:
1) What is the project? (give as concrete a description as possible)
2) What are the practical steps needed to make it?
13:00 Work on your proposal, dealing with the pointers your peers have made.
16:00 Meet as group to chart progress and set achievable aims for the next session (for your proposal AND your practical work)
You may be asking yourself:
Question: “What do I need to do ahead of the next Graduate Research seminar?”
Answer: “Two things: write a concrete proposal and make a prototype or experiment relating to said proposal”.
Recap: you are all pretty strong on analyzing the method you use and all of you have something interesting to read and write about, so now you need to A] write very practically about what you could make and how you would make it and place that at the beginning of your proposal (don't begin with abstract, theoretical things, the people assessing your proposal will first want to know what the project will be before they find out why it exists and the ideas behind it) B] make something (a model or a small prototype) ahead of the next session (October 7).
The deadline is the 16 November, which will fly by, so apply yourself to the task of writing as practical proposal as possible and making real work to test the proposal(s) you make.
When we meet next week I want to see material progress since the draft you made during the last session.
PROPOSAL FINAL VERSIONS
- Lucas Project proposal draft (Final version 16th November 2015)
- Cihad PDF version of my project proposal 16.11.15, wiki page project proposal 11.16.15
- Joana Final version of my project proposal 16th Nov. 15
- Sol Final version of my project proposal 16-11-15
- Arantxa  (Final version 16-11-15)
- Allyson [ https://pzwiki.wdka.nl/mediadesign/Final_Proposal_:_Monday_Nov_16]
- Yuzhen final version 16-11-15
- Ruben File:Graduation Proposal Ruben.pdf (pdf)
- Thomas [Final 15.11.15]
- manetta → proposal 'i-could-have-written-that'
- Cristina ~ proposal time
- Proposal: Tinder Aesthetics (11-11-15)---> needs minor edits
- Proposal: Nr. 39 with Rice (16-11-15) ---> adjustment are still made, framework stands
Thesis preamble 9-12-15
Today. Thesis: making a start
-- gathering stuff together for thesis
1) gather research material (remember your proposal is a very valuable document and could provide the basis for your thesis)
2) gather annotations
3) compile bibliography (then choose five key texts from your list)
4) thesis outline (abstract)
Get as much done as you can today, aim to get it all together for the first session (8 Jan 2016)
The task this week is to work on the above, with the aim of having a good thesis outline in time with your thesis tutor (after 18 January)
These are the key dates:
Thesis outline (January 18)
Chapter one (February 15)
First Draft: review progress of thesis (February 29)
Second Draft reviewed (May 9)
FINAL PROJECT & THESIS DEADLINE (May 30)
You will work out tutorials with your writing tutor, they will be orientated around the above dates.
UPLOAD THESIS OUTLINE HERE
Make link to latest version of thesis here and log aims for next meeting
Sol Thesis Outline
Yuzhen Thesis Outline here
Cihad Thesis outline
Benjamin Thesis Outline
Thomas Outline 18.01.16
Marloes de Valk’s group
This group will meet with Marloes on the 21st January
Ruben - Thesis Outline
Arantxa [| Thesis outline]
UPLOAD THESIS DRAFT FOR SECOND READER HERE
> Simon = Benjamin - Cihad
> Steve = Ruben
> Aymeric = Joana - Manetta
> Marloes = - Thomas
> Michael= Cristina - Jules
> Annet = Lucas
> David = Arantxa - Allyson
> Barend = Solange - Yuzhen
1) Communication - Think of the reader. It is not safe to assume they have knowledge of what you are writing about. Even if they do have knowledge this needs to be contextualized. Generally people appreciate clarity.
2) Description - Remember to describe the texts you are citing (synopsis of relevant arguments) and the things you are discussing (your own work, the work of others).
3) Citation - give appropriate acknowledgment of the text/work you are citing. Do not leave it to the end of the process to place citations, as your texts grow more complex and longer this becomes a tedious task so give citations as you go. Use the Harvard method.
4) Notation - always take notes and log your sources.
5) Identify and eliminate bad habits as you go - this saves time. Examples: its/it's / i/I
n) stop wiki sloppiness - this is the page through which we communicate so always make a link to the latest version on this page