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Reading journal articles

Tue 2 Oct 2018, 10:30 - 12:00

Have you ever struggled to get the best out of an online journal article? Feeling overwhelmed with information you are unable to process?

This workshop will introduce you to techniques which will help you to improve the efficiency of your reading style. You will learn about everything from skimming and scanning to using knowledge of text structure to locate relevant information quickly. You will also learn new strategies for critical reading and text analysis, something which will enhance your essay writing skills.

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Critical reading: getting the most out of your reading

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

Wed 3 Oct 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 14:30 - 16:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Mon 22 Oct 2018, 15:00 - 16:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

In this workshop, you will go over key skills for effective critical reading. You will learn and practise techniques to help you identify key points and main ideas and gain an understanding about what is required to read critically. There will also be opportunities to discuss strategies for making connections between different articles, journals or other materials in order to aid understanding. Feel free to bring your own reading assignments to use during the session.

Drop everything and...

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

Fri 12 Oct 2018, 14:00 - 16:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 26 Oct 2018, 14:00 - 16:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

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.