Skills programs section of the Programs Department offers specializing programs and workshops for postgraduate students to develop their skills and enhance their knowledge in the academic writing using the latest academic methods which are positively reflected in the research and scientific papers they write.

Workshops and programs cover three categories: research methodology, academic writing skills and research referencing. Each category contains a number of workshops and programs that cover all the needs of postgraduate students from choosing research topic untill they defence their thesis. These programs and workshops are announcing at the beginning of each academic semester, and students can register electronically via website.

Workshops Outline

  • How to Conduct a Fruitful Literature Survey?
  • Effective Presentation
  • Time and information management
  • Designing Online Questionnaires
  • Proposal Writing
  • How to Avoid Plagiarism
  • Latex Program

Title

 

How to Conduct a Fruitful Literature Survey?

 

Overview

 

Literature surveys are a solid part of any research project, graduate thesis or research papers. The aim of a literature survey is to build the background, find gaps in current research and justify directions taken by the researcher in his/her work. Hence, performing a literature survey in effective and fruitful way requires good planning in addition to the use of available free software tools and databases. In this seminar, a systematic procedure for conducting literature surveys and helpful tools will be presented.

 

Outcome of the student after completion of the workshop

 

  • Understand a systematic mechanism for conducting a literature survey. Use free software tools for a literature survey. Write a short literature survey.

 

Workshop Fees For Non-SQU Student
 
63.750 OMR*
 

Title

 

Effective Presentation

 

Overview

 

An effective presentation makes the best use of the relationship between the presenter and the audience. It takes full consideration of the audience's. Where he/she needs to attract them and capture their interest. As well as develop their understanding, inspire their confidence and achieve the presentation specified objectives.

 

Outcome of the student after completion of the workshop

 

  • Understand the requirements and expectations of effective presentation.
  • Understand types, phases and modes of presentations.
  • Introduce audience to effective presentation.
  • Give feedback on effective presentation

 

Workshop Fees For Non-SQU Student
 
63.750 OMR*
 

Title

 

Time and information management

 

Overview

 

This workshop is aimed at providing basic training and academic support in time and information management skills needed to pursue research, communicate and operate in a professional manner in a work and academic environment. The content and the structure of the workshop are based on the Omani philosophy of education and its principles and objectives. These include integration of the individual’s intellectual, emotional, spiritual and moral development and the nurturing of the capabilities of individuals and groups.

 

Outcome of the student after completion of the workshop

 

By the end of this workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand benefits and obstacles of effective time management.
  • Develop conceptual understanding of the most important skills and techniques of effective time management.
  • Understand interconnection of time and information management.
  • Identify key principles of effective and successful information management.

 

Workshop Fees For Non-SQU Student
 
63.750 OMR*
 

Title

 

Designing Online Questionnaires


Overview

 

  • An online questionnaire is a group of questions exploring a specific phenomenon hosted on a webpage that respondents visit to fill it online.
  • The respondent does not need to use any special software or plugins.
  • Once the researcher writes the survey in an online survey writer, their questionnaire is given a URL (or, Web address)

 

Outcome of the student after completion of the workshop

 

  • Data Collection Efficiency and Quality
  • Questionnaire Flexibility
  • Minimize missing data
  • Variety of multimedia options
  • Gathering Data on Rare or Deviant Phenomena
  • Targeting a bigger number of participants
  • Cost-effective & green
  • Anonymity

 

Workshop Fees For Non-SQU Student
 
63.750 OMR*

Title

 

Proposal Writing


Overview

 

  • The proposal is, in effect, an intellectual scholastic (not legal) contract between you and your thesis committee.
  • It specifies what you will do, how you will do it, and how you will interpret the results

 

Outcome of the student after completion of the workshop


  • A well-defined problem
  • An important problem (supporting evidence)
  • You have a promising idea (supporting evidence)
  • ​You are a world-class team (supporting evidence)
  • A clear description of what you hope to achieve
  • A clear plan on how to achieve it.
  • A good presentation of your proposal. 

 

Workshop Fees For Non-SQU Student
 
63.750 OMR*

Title


How to Avoid Plagiarism


Overview


Academic honesty is one of the foundations of the academic mission of Sultan Qaboos University and academic dishonesty undermines the learning experience as it is a deceitful action and leads to mistrust not only among students, but also between students and faculty members.  SQU policy sets forth the standards of honesty when it comes to academic research. Plagiarism is to be avoided at any rate.  The problem here is that many students assume they know how to avoid plagiarism, but are not aware of how complicated an issue plagiarism is.  Plagiarism does not only mean quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing a published work of others without proper acknowledgment. 

This workshop aims at familiarizing students with the different types of plagiarism and the necessary skills one must learn to avoid this type of academic dishonesty.

Outcome of the student after completion of the workshop

 

Students should be aware of the different types of plagiarism and be able to avoid unintentional plagiarism.


Workshop Fees For Non-SQU Student
 
63.750 OMR*


Title


Latex Program


Overview


LaTeX is a document preparation system. LaTeX is especially for mathematical text. It is a formatter rather than a text processor. As a sophisticated program to produce high-quality typesetting. LaTeX free and open source software as powerful tool for very long and complex technical documents. LaTeX is stable and does not crash much and has low machine  memory requirements (Memory and speed)

Outcome of the student after completion of the workshop

 

Learned how to useLaTeX as a document preparation system

Workshop Fees For Non-SQU Student
 
150.000 OMR*


* Fees are paid through a bank deposit and the payment receipt should be submitted  to Skills Development Section in the deanship   of postgraduate studies one week before the workshop starts.

Bank Muscat: 0304008086870034

For more information, please contact:

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skill@squ.edu.om