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Get Ahead, Stay Ahead: Critical thinking and writing

Venue: Online, Online

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Get Ahead, Stay Ahead is a series of eight presessional study skills and writing workshops, designed to help you prepare for university before the beginning of term. Each 2 hour session consists of an hour-long lecture/workshop with activities, a 15-minute practice activity and a 45 minute 'skills clinic' for questions and discussion.

Critical thinking skills are the cornerstone of studying at university. This online workshop will consider what is meant by critical thinking, and what is expected of you as a critical thinker. You will also encounter the key questions with which to approach critical reading and writing in the initial stages of your studies. You will also consider how to integrate the reading into your writing, so as to avoid feedback such as ‘too descriptive, more analysis needed’.

This online workshop will take place on a Blackboard Collaborate link within the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle Module. If you have booked, you will be emailed another link as a reminder to your registered email address. (But please remember to check your junk mail.)

This workshop will repeat on Thursday 10th, Saturday 19th, Wednesday 23rd September, and Thursday 1st October.

Please note these workshops are intended for Birkbeck College students only.

Please also note the full series of eight workshops is as follows:

Study skills:
1) Studying at home and time management 
2) Reading, lectures and note-taking 
3) Critical thinking and writing 
4) Take-home exams and revision

Writing skills:
5) Essay and assignment writing
6) Style: Academic writing style 
7) Structure: paragraphs and signposting language 
8) Grammar: Sentences and punctuation

Contact name:

  • Sara Steinke