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Get Ahead, Stay Ahead: Structure - paragraphs and signposting language

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.

This workshop can help you structure your writing and the flow of your argument by focusing on paragraph structure, transition statements and signposting language to link together your ideas.

Good academic writing leads the reader through your argument; this workshop will help make your writing flow, by focusing on paragraph structure, cohesion and signposting language. We will also address other ways of joining paragraphs and connecting ideas.

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 Wednesday 16th, Saturday 19th and Monday 21st September.

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:

  • Sal Campbell