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Academic writing: referencing in your writing

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

Today, 15:00 - 16:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Tue 24 Apr 2018, 10:30 - 12:00StudentsStaffFullFind 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:

Tomorrow, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 26 Apr 2018, 13:30 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind 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.

Successful searching

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

Tomorrow, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 13:30 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

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.

Discover your approach to learning

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

Wed 21 Mar 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

This workshop will introduce you to some different approaches to learning. You will discuss why it is important to recognise your approach and you will consider how having an insight into the way you process information can help you with your studies. You will leave with useful strategies for completing academic tasks such as reading, writing, revision and attending lectures and seminars.

Academic writing: structuring for effective essays

Tue 17 Apr 2018, 10:00 - 11:30

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.

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Drop everything and...

Fri 20 Apr 2018, 11:00 - 13:00

Are you prone to procrastination? Got an assignment coming up and really need to get started? This session is designed to create a friendly and focused environment that motivates you to study without distractions (alongside other focused students). Just come prepared with work to do, you can bring a laptop or use one of ours.

How is the session structured?

There will be 10 minutes at the beginning to grab a drink and get comfortable. Then we will start the timer, and you will have 30 minutes to give your work your full attention. Every half an hour you will be encouraged to take a 10-minute break during which the Library's Student Team will be on hand to chat, offer general advice or recommend new strategies and techniques to help with your studies.

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How to write an effective introduction

Thu 26 Apr 2018, 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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