GRSC6021 Introduction to Thesis Writing (Sciences) Homepage

GRSC6021 Introduction to Thesis Writing (Sciences) Homepage

Coordinator: Dr. Lillian L.C. Wong


The aim of this course is to enhance participants’ awareness of the writing skills, steps and processes required in completing an M. Phil and a Ph. D thesis in the science and related disciplines so that students can approach the writing of a thesis more systematically and with greater confidence.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate awareness of linguistic devices used to create cohesive texts and use appropriate grammatical choices to clarify meaning and indicate relative importance of ideas;
  • identify and apply language features, rhetorical devices, and the citation and referencing format used by academics in writing up research in their discipline; and
  • apply knowledge of the organization and overall communicative goals of a thesis.


  • Introduction of targeted linguistic features in research writing
  • Critical analysis of texts from a variety of disciplines
  • Discussion of texts
  • Writing exercises
  • Peer and teacher feedback