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Note-taking: record, review, reflect

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

Tomorrow, 11:00 - 12:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Tue 17 Oct 2017, 13:00 - 14:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

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.

Academic writing: structuring for effective essays

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

Wed 27 Sep 2017, 13:30 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 12 Oct 2017, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Tue 24 Oct 2017, 14:30 - 16:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

This workshop will focus on the skills and techniques needed to plan, structure and write an effective essay. During the workshop you will discover different techniques you can use to structure each of the key sections within an essay. You will participate in a number of activities that will help you to develop your academic writing skills and write more efficiently and effectively.

Academic writing: referencing in your writing

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

Tue 3 Oct 2017, 14:30 - 16:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 18 Oct 2017, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

This workshop will focus on effectively referencing sources in your writing. We will look at different ways to incorporate sources including: quotation, summarising and citation. We will also discuss what is appropriate for each method and how to smoothly integrate references into your own writing while simultaneously giving clarity to your own opinion and voice.

Proofreading: the final stage before submission

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

Wed 11 Oct 2017, 15:00 - 16:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 25 Oct 2017, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Do you find yourself losing marks for referencing, spelling or grammar? This session will highlight how proofreading a written piece of work to a high standard will improve your marks and increase your academic success. You will work with others to define the term proofreading and understand its place in the process of academic writing. Finally, you will get the chance to put what you have learnt into practice, working together as a group to effectively proofread a sample piece of work.

How to write an effective introduction

Thu 19 Oct 2017, 10:00 - 11:30

Writing an introduction can be tricky. A good introduction should be concise, brief and engaging, providing the reader with an overview of the topic. At this workshop you will hear about how to write and structure an effective introduction and discuss the different elements which can be included. At the end, you will also have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have related to introductions.

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Academic writing for exams

Thu 26 Oct 2017, 11:00 - 12:30

This workshop will focus on the skills and techniques needed to prepare for and write in exam conditions. During this workshop you will identify the similarities and differences between writing for assignments and writing in exams in order to generate a strategy for approaching exam questions. You will work with others to break down exam questions using techniques that will enable you to plan and structure your answers with success. You will also discuss methods to help you to work within time constraints, which will boost your confidence when taking exams.

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