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PHD Students/Other Scholars In African Universities

PhD students/Other scholars in African Universities share ideas and experiences on their theses, especially writing, etc

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Members: 15
Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2013

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Just to start the discussion: how to write an article/paper for a journal

If you want to publish an article in a journal, you need first to identify the topic you want to write about. Then, you need to identify online the type of journal, which publishes the main theme…Continue

Started by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi Feb 6, 2012.


I have decided to post some lecturer-discussion-notes, which were prepared and presented by Bret (See page 2) in one of the writing workshops at WITS University. As I said, these are simply notes,…Continue

Started by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi Sep 14, 2010.

A Little Help...Goes a long Way in Starting PhD studies 2 Replies

Often times, PhD students are left on their own to figure out more about the direction of their studies. The assumption is that most PhD studies are conversant--at their level-- with issues…Continue

Started by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi. Last reply by Bilola Theresia S.Doh Aug 19, 2010.

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Comment by Andre Joaquim Melo on August 25, 2010 at 0:37
An abstract must present:
1. the general tenet of the content;
2. organization and order of ideas in the content;
3. popular opinion on the topic of discourse;
4. the voice/opinion of the author(s) on the topic of discourse;
5. a hint on author - popular opinion harmony or antagonism; and
6. some sort of "henceforth" direction for the supposed audience.
Then, it serves its purpose as an abstract
Comment by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi on August 24, 2010 at 22:07
This week, we will be discussing at least five components that make an abstract an abstract...send in your contributions
Comment by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi on July 30, 2010 at 0:28
Im am looking at the justice systems for women, esp. refugee women and how male case workers and court officials make decisions on incidents faced by women... I'm in forced migration dept, social sciences, what are you guys studying? Lets share!
Comment by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi on July 29, 2010 at 19:57
Im in my 2nd year of my PHD, our university requires at least 24 hours of discussion per year for meeting with one's supervisor. Is this time enough, and do your schools have different rules on the total hours of meeting one's supervisor each year?
Comment by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi on July 28, 2010 at 15:54
You are welcome my dears (Tolu Osayomi and Marbell Ngangriyap)!

I honestly believe that if we all put our heads together, we will do wonders for ourselves as well as for our sisters and brothers out there. That is why, I will be glad to receive additional suggestions from you on the areas of discussions that you shall like to see being dealt with here. Once again, you are welcome,

Best Regards,
Comment by Tolu Osayomi on July 28, 2010 at 15:39
I commend you Chipo. Well done.
Comment by Marbell Ngangriyap on July 28, 2010 at 15:24
Hi Chipo and Millicent, hope we make good use of this forum. Thanks for sharing Chipo.
Comment by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi on July 28, 2010 at 14:41
Millicent, that is really great news for me, because there is great need, especially for us PhD students in African Universities to begin helping one another if we need to make headway in contributing to development through scholarship. In this case, you and I being the first people on this group, we have a responsibility to share this group with our friends in various Universities. Thank you, for joining this noble cause
Comment by Millicent Musyoka on July 28, 2010 at 14:06
Hi Chipo,
I am doing my PhD dissertation now in Washington DC. I would be more than willing to support anyone taking the same path as me to complete their writing. We need a support group and this can be one of them.
Comment by Chipo Gift K. Muponisi on July 28, 2010 at 13:59
If you are interested in finding solutions to issues concerning your thesis writing, etc, or if you are interested in helping PhD students deal with thesis issues, then, this is an EXCELLENT group for you to join.

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