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Writing skills: Style - Academic writing conventions

Venue: Online, Online

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This online workshop will discuss the academic conventions of formality, objective tone, cautious language and alternatives to using ‘I’ in your assignments.

How can I sound more appropriately academic? Why can’t I say ‘I’ or state my opinions? What is cautious ‘hedging’ language? This online workshop will cover the academic conventions of formality, neutral tone, cautious language and ways to avoid saying ‘I’, including ways to express objectivity.

Please note this workshop is intended for enrolled Birkbeck students, and you will require your student login details to access the workshop.

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. All of our workshop resources (slides, recordings, handouts) can be found on the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle module (login required).

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

1. Essay and assignment writing
2. Referencing and citation
3. Academic writing skills for exams
4. Writing a dissertation (postgraduates)
5. Style: Academic writing conventions
6. Structure: Paragraphs and signposting language
7. Grammar 1: Sentence structure
8. Grammar 2: Punctuation
9. Drafting, editing and proofreading 

Contact name:

  • Sal Campbell