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  1. 1. Writing for the Web Flinders University Interactive Help ‘Chunking’ Text Topic 3 in an 8-topic series developed by Helpful Partners, 2009
  2. 2. Why ‘chunk’ text? Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships Because readers don’t want (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding track record of academic to see this: achievement and research potential to pursue full- time PhD study at Duncan University. The VCRS can be held at any Faculty at the University but is not transferable to other universities. All VCRs are awarded on recommendation by a selection committee - consisting of the Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Research), the Dean of Graduate Studies and a Federation Fellow nominated by the Vice-Chancellor - to a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident who will commence their full-time PhD candidature in the semester that the scholarship is awarded. The value of the VCRS will be $30,000 p.a. (tax-exempt) for up to three years for full-time PhD students.
  3. 3. Why ‘chunk’ text? Purpose of the scholarships … they want to see this: Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding track record of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at Duncan University. Value of the scholarships The value of the VCRS will be $30,000 p.a. (tax- FACT: exempt) for up to three years. A relocation allowance of up to $5,000 may be provided for Web users scan, Students who need to relocate to Sydney to take up the scholarship. they do not read. Conditions of the scholarships The VCRS can be held at any Faculty at the University but is not transferable to other universities. Recipients must commence their full- time PhD candidature in the semester that the scholarship is awarded. All other conditions of
  4. 4. How do I ‘chunk’ text? 1. You separate out the different ideas and concepts 2. Give each ‘chunk’ a heading.
  5. 5. 'Chunking' exercise Read the text closely and highlight each concept Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding track record of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at Duncan University. The VCRS can be held at any Faculty at the University but is not transferable to other universities. All VCRs are awarded on recommendation by a selection committee - consisting of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Dean of Graduate Studies and a Federation Fellow nominated by the Vice- Chancellor - to a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident who will commence their full-time PhD candidature in the semester that the scholarship is awarded. The value of the VCRS will be $30,000 p.a. (tax-exempt) for up to three years for full-time PhD students. Academic excellence and outstanding research potential will be the selection criteria. A relocation allowance of up to $5,000 may be provided for Students who need to relocate to Sydney to take up the scholarship. All other conditions of award including leave will be the same as those offered by the Australian Postgraduate Awards. A maximum extension of up to six months is possible provided the student is making satisfactory progress and the grounds for the extension relate to the study and are beyond the control of the student.
  6. 6. 'Chunking' exercise We’ll show you what we mean… Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding track record of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at Duncan University. The VCRS can be held at any Faculty at the University but is not transferable to other universities. All VCRs are awarded on recommendation by a selection committee - consisting of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Dean of Graduate Studies and a Federation Fellow nominated by the Vice- Chancellor - to a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident who will commence their full-time PhD candidature in the semester that the scholarship is awarded. The value of the VCRS will be $30,000 p.a. (tax-exempt) for up to three years for full-time PhD students. Academic excellence and outstanding research potential will be the selection criteria. A relocation allowance of up to $5,000 may be provided for Students who need to relocate to Sydney to take up the scholarship. All other conditions of award including leave will be the same as those offered by the Australian Postgraduate Awards. A maximum extension of up to six months is possible provided the student is making satisfactory progress and the grounds for the extension relate to the study and are beyond the control of the student.
  7. 7. 'Chunking' exercise There are six concepts: Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding 1. What it’s about track record of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at Duncan University. The VCRS can be held at any Faculty at the University but is not transferable to other universities. All VCRs are awarded on recommendation by a selection committee - consisting of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Dean of Graduate Studies and a Federation Fellow nominated by the Vice- Chancellor - to a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident who will commence their full-time PhD candidature in the semester that the scholarship is awarded. The value of the VCRS will be $30,000 p.a. (tax-exempt) for up to three years for full-time PhD students. Academic excellence and outstanding research potential will be the selection criteria. A relocation allowance of up to $5,000 may be provided for Students who need to relocate to Sydney to take up the scholarship. All other conditions of award including leave will be the same as those offered by the Australian Postgraduate Awards. A maximum extension of up to six months is possible provided the student is making satisfactory progress and the grounds for the extension relate to the study and are beyond the control of the student.
  8. 8. 'Chunking' exercise There are six concepts: Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding 1. What it’s about track record of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at Duncan University. The VCRS can be held at any Faculty at the University but is not 2. Purpose of the scholarship transferable to other universities. All VCRs are awarded on recommendation by a selection committee - consisting of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Dean of Graduate Studies and a Federation Fellow nominated by the Vice- Chancellor - to a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident who will commence their full-time PhD candidature in the semester that the scholarship is awarded. The value of the VCRS will be $30,000 p.a. (tax-exempt) for up to three years for full-time PhD students. Academic excellence and outstanding research potential will be the selection criteria. A relocation allowance of up to $5,000 may be provided for Students who need to relocate to Sydney to take up the scholarship. All other conditions of award including leave will be the same as those offered by the Australian Postgraduate Awards. A maximum extension of up to six months is possible provided the student is making satisfactory progress and the grounds for the extension relate to the study and are beyond the control of the student.
  9. 9. 'Chunking' exercise There are six concepts: Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding 1. What it’s about track record of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at Duncan University. The VCRS can be held at any Faculty at the University but is not 2. Purpose of the scholarship transferable to other universities. All VCRs are awarded on recommendation by a selection committee - consisting of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Dean of Graduate Studies and a Federation Fellow nominated by the Vice- 3. Selection process Chancellor - to a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident who will commence their full-time PhD candidature in the semester that the scholarship is awarded. The value of the VCRS will be $30,000 p.a. (tax-exempt) for up to three years for full-time PhD students. Academic excellence and outstanding research potential will be the selection criteria. A relocation allowance of up to $5,000 may be provided for Students who need to relocate to Sydney to take up the scholarship. All other conditions of award including leave will be the same as those offered by the Australian Postgraduate Awards. A maximum extension of up to six months is possible provided the student is making satisfactory progress and the grounds for the extension relate to the study and are beyond the control of the student.
  10. 10. 'Chunking' exercise There are six concepts: Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding 1. What it’s about track record of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at Duncan University. The VCRS can be held at any Faculty at the University but is not 2. Purpose of the scholarship transferable to other universities. All VCRs are awarded on recommendation by a selection committee- consisting of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Dean of Graduate Studies and a Federation Fellow nominated by the Vice- 3. Selection process Chancellor - to a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident who will commence their full-time PhD candidature in the semester that the scholarship is awarded. 4. Eligibility The value of the VCRS will be $30,000 p.a. (tax-exempt) for up to three years for full-time PhD students. Academic excellence and outstanding research potential will be the selection criteria. A relocation allowance of up to $5,000 may be provided for Students who need to relocate to Sydney to take up the scholarship. All other conditions of award including leave will be the same as those offered by the Australian Postgraduate Awards. A maximum extension of up to six months is possible provided the student is making satisfactory progress and the grounds for the extension relate to the study and are beyond the control of the student.
  11. 11. 'Chunking' exercise There are six concepts: Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding 1. What it’s about track record of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at Duncan University. The VCRS can be held at any Faculty at the University but is not 2. Purpose of the scholarship transferable to other universities. All VCRs are awarded on recommendation by a selection committee- consisting of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Dean of Graduate Studies and a Federation Fellow nominated by the Vice- 3. Selection process Chancellor - to a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident who will commence their full-time PhD candidature in the semester that the scholarship is awarded. 4. Eligibility The value of the VCRS will be $30,000 p.a. (tax-exempt) for up to three years for full-time PhD students. Academic excellence and outstanding research potential will be the selection criteria. A relocation allowance of up to $5,000 may be provided for 5. Value of scholarship Students who need to relocate to Sydney to take up the scholarship. All other conditions of award including leave will be the same as those offered by the Australian Postgraduate Awards. A maximum extension of up to six months is possible provided the student is making satisfactory progress and the grounds for the extension relate to the study and are beyond the control of the student.
  12. 12. 'Chunking' exercise There are six concepts: Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding 1. What it’s about track record of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at Duncan University. The VCRS can be held at any Faculty at the University but is not 2. Purpose of the scholarship transferable to other universities. All VCRs are awarded on recommendation by a selection committee - consisting of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Dean of Graduate Studies and a Federation Fellow nominated by the Vice- 3. Selection process Chancellor - to a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident who will commence their full-time PhD candidature in the semester that the scholarship is awarded. 4. Eligibility The value of the VCRS will be $30,000 p.a. (tax-exempt) for up to three years for full-time PhD students. Academic excellence and outstanding research potential will be the selection criteria. A relocation allowance of up to $5,000 may be provided for 5. Value of scholarship Students who need to relocate to Sydney to take up the scholarship. All other conditions of award including leave will be the same as those offered by the Australian Postgraduate 6. Conditions of scholarship Awards.
  13. 13. 'Chunking' exercise Re-order concepts into a logical structure 1. What it’s about 1. What it’s about 2. Purpose of the scholarship 2. Purpose of the scholarship 3. Selection process 3. Value of scholarship 4. Eligibility 4. Conditions of scholarship 5. Value of scholarship 5. Eligibility 6. Conditions of scholarship 6. Selection process
  14. 14. 'Chunking' exercise Apply the new structure to the text Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding track record 1. What it’s about of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at Duncan University. 2. Purpose of the scholarship
  15. 15. 'Chunking' exercise Apply the new structure to the text Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding track record 1. What it’s about of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at Duncan University. The value of the VCRS will be $30,000 p.a. (tax-exempt) for up 2. Purpose of the scholarship to three years. A relocation allowance of up to $5,000 may be provided for Students who need to relocate to Sydney to take up the scholarship. 3. Value of scholarship
  16. 16. 'Chunking' exercise Apply the new structure to the text Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding track record 1. What it’s about of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at Duncan University. The value of the VCRS will be $30,000 p.a. (tax-exempt) for up 2. Purpose of the scholarship to three years. A relocation allowance of up to $5,000 may be provided for Students who need to relocate to Sydney to take up the scholarship. 3. Value of scholarship The VCRS can be held at any Faculty at the University but is not transferable to other universities. Recipients must commence their full-time PhD candidature in the semester that 4. Conditions of scholarship the scholarship is awarded. All other conditions of award including leave will be the same as those offered by the Australian Postgraduate Awards.
  17. 17. 'Chunking' exercise Apply the new structure to the text Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding track record 1. What it’s about of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at Duncan University. The value of the VCRS will be $30,000 p.a. (tax-exempt) for up to 2. Purpose of the scholarship three years. A relocation allowance of up to $5,000 may be provided for Students who need to relocate to Sydney to take up the scholarship. 3. Value of scholarship The VCRS can be held at any Faculty at the University but is not transferable to other universities. Recipients must commence their full-time PhD candidature in the semester that the scholarship is 4. Conditions of scholarship awarded. All other conditions of award including leave will be the same as those offered by the Australian Postgraduate Awards. To be eligible, students must be either New Zealand citizens or 5. Eligibility Australian permanent residents, who intend to study as full-time PhD students.
  18. 18. 'Chunking' exercise Apply the new structure to the text Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding track record 1. What it’s about of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at Duncan University. The value of the VCRS will be $30,000 p.a. (tax-exempt) for up to 2. Purpose of the scholarship three years. A relocation allowance of up to $5,000 may be provided for Students who need to relocate to Sydney to take up the scholarship. 3. Value of scholarship The VCRS can be held at any Faculty at the University but is not transferable to other universities. Recipients must commence their full-time PhD candidature in the semester that the scholarship is 4. Conditions of scholarship awarded. All other conditions of award including leave will be the same as those offered by the Australian Postgraduate Awards. To be eligible, students must be either New Zealand citizens or 5. Eligibility Australian permanent residents, who intend to study as full-time PhD students. All VCRs are awarded on recommendation by a selection committee 6. Selection process - consisting of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Dean of Graduate Studies and a Federation Fellow nominated by the Vice- Chancellor. Academic excellence and outstanding research potential will be the selection criteria.
  19. 19. 'Chunking' exercise You’ll notice we changed it a bit, to make it read more smoothly: Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding track record of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at Duncan University. The value of the VCRS will be $30,000 p.a. (tax-exempt) for up to three years. A relocation allowance of up to $5,000 may be provided for Students who need to relocate to Sydney to take up the scholarship. The VCRS can be held at any Faculty at the University but is not transferable to other universities. Recipients must commence their full-time PhD candidature in the semester that the scholarship is awarded. All other conditions of award including leave will be the same as those offered by the Australian Postgraduate Awards. To be eligible, students must be either New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents, who intend to study as full-time PhD students. All VCRs are awarded on recommendation by a selection committee - consisting of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Dean of Graduate Studies and a Federation Fellow nominated by the Vice-Chancellor. Academic excellence and outstanding research potential will be the selection criteria.
  20. 20. 'Chunking' exercise Finally, re-use the concepts you identified as bolded headings – and you’re done! Purpose of the scholarships Up to 20 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are offered each year to attract students with an outstanding track record of academic achievement and research potential to pursue full-time PhD study at Duncan University. Value of the scholarships The value of the VCRS will be $30,000 p.a. (tax-exempt) for up to three years. A relocation allowance of up to $5,000 may be provided for Students who need to relocate to Sydney to take up the scholarship. Conditions of the scholarships The VCRS can be held at any Faculty at the University but is not transferable to other universities. Recipients must commence their full-time PhD candidature in the semester that the scholarship is awarded. All other conditions of award including leave will be the same as those offered by the Australian Postgraduate Awards. Eligibility To be eligible, students must be either New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents, who intend to study as full-time PhD students. Selection process All VCRs are awarded on recommendation by a selection committee - consisting of the Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Research), the Dean of Graduate Studies and a Federation Fellow nominated by the Vice- Chancellor. Academic excellence and outstanding research potential will be the selection criteria.
  21. 21. Writing for the Web Flinders University Interactive Help We hope you found this topic helpful For further information on writing for the web, please contact the Web Project Officer on extension xxxx.

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