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Successful searching

Wed 4 Jul 2018, 14:00 - 15:30

This session is a workshop to help you think about the basics when searching for information relating to an assignment topic. You will learn a number of different steps which can be taken in order to help refine your results and pinpoint relevant information and resources as quickly as possible. Interactive exercises will give you practical experience of structuring a comprehensive search and help you to develop your own strategies for searching by working through common difficulties.

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Do I have dyslexia?

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Thu 5 Jul 2018, 13:00 - 14:30StudentsFullFind out more
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsFullFind out more

This workshop will focus on students who think they might have dyslexia. We will introduce you to the strategies and support might be available at the University of Manchester and go over the process we follow to test for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. As part of the workshop, we will introduce you to text-to-speech and other assistive software and go over mind-mapping as a way to help with writing assignments. Please arrive at the session five minutes early to allow time to log onto the laptops.

Please don't book onto this workshop If you have English as an Additional Language and are studying on a course with the University Language Centre to improve your English skills before starting on another programme of study. Instead, please call the Disability Advisory and Support Service on 0161 275 7512 and book a Quick Query appointment with an advisor.

Strategies for successful language learning

Wed 11 Jul 2018, 10:00 - 11:30

This workshop will explore the key skills and strategies necessary for successful language learning. You will also be introduced to the opportunities for learning an additional language which are available through the University Language Centre.

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Note-taking: record, review, reflect

Wed 11 Jul 2018, 14:00 - 15:30

This workshop will help you to develop a more efficient approach to note-taking. In the session you will hear about strategies that will help you to be more critical and purposeful when assessing and recording information. You will get the chance to try out a range of note-taking techniques and develop strategies that suit you. Finally, you will learn how to develop your critical analysis skills and deepen your understanding by returning to your notes to review and reflect on the material.

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