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Study skills: Notemaking for academic purposes

Venue: Online, Online

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Making effective notes from your reading and in lectures is a complex activity that requires you to actively engage in several activities simultaneously (such as active reading, critical thinking and active listening) that go beyond simply remembering what you have read or what was said. This session will help you to identify the difficulties that you experience with note-making for academic purposes (both online and virtually) and the importance of - and how to use - a range of note-making techniques. You will consider how to integrate your notes into your writing and ways of organising your notes.

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 (so please remember to check your junk mail.)

This workshop will be repeated numerous times throughout the academic year.

The central study skills team offers a variety of study skills and writing skills workshops.

This is one of the study skills workshop series, which consists of:

1. Time management and organising your studies
2. Procrastination, perfectionism and prioritisation
3. Critical thinking 1 – what is critical thinking?
4. Critical thinking 2 – building and evaluating academic argument
5. Reading for university
6. Notemaking for academic purposes
7. Mindmapping
8. Summarising and paraphrasing effectively

Contact name:

  • Sara Steinke