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School of Arts workshop timetable

Welcome to the School of Arts workshop programme. These sessions are devised to equip students, especially of the Arts, Humanities and Languages (including students on "joint" degree programmes) with the basic academic and English language skills which will enable them to interact effectively and enjoyably with the varying categories of information which they encounter. These events are the equivalent of cognitive knives and forks which will enable you to cut up and consume the academic feast on your plate. Workshops are conducted through a mix of tutor-instruction, practice exercises, and pair- and group activities. These workshops are open to all enrolled students, including any postgraduate students who wish to attend.

For more detailed information on the content of each session, click on the title of the workshop. To book a place, click on the "book now" link in the right-hand column. To do this, you will need your Birkbeck username and password. If a workshop is oversubscribed, please do utilise the "join a standby list" function and record your name on the waiting list. I do check before each session to see if there have been cancellations and email students on the standby list, accordingly.

I look forward to seeing you. Contact us at: Email: arts-studyskills@bbk.ac.uk

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December 2017
Thu 14 DecStudy Tools: Reject Plagiarism: Learn to Love your Referencing System (Part 2): How to USE your Referencing System in your Essays
This workshop tackles the nitty gritty of when and how to apply a referencing system, or stylesheet, to your writing. We go back to basics
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Bibliography and referencing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Plagiarism, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
School of Arts
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0421 places left
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Fri 15 DecArts Essay Writing Workshop 5: How to Write Introductions and Conclusions
Workshop 5 considers functional differences between introductions and conclusions. We explore strategies for writing introductions and conclusions
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
School of Arts
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G042 places left
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Fri 15 DecLanguage and Grammar Workshop: The Language of Referencing; Reporting Expressions; Reporting Verbs; Author- or Content-Focused Attributions
This workshop reviews the expressions and conventions for introducing material from other sources safely into your text
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Communication Skills, Essay writing, Plagiarism, Writing skills
School of Arts
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G047 places left
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January 2018
Thu 11 JanArts Essay Writing Workshop 1: What IS Academic Writing?
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
School of Arts
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0420 places left
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Fri 12 JanArts Essay Writing Workshop 1: What IS Academic Writing?
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
School of Arts
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0424 places left
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Thu 25 JanArts Essay Writing Workshop 3: Planning and Structuring an Essay
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
School of Arts
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0425 places left
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Fri 26 JanArts Essay Writing Workshop 3: Planning and Structuring an Essay
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
School of Arts
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0425 places left
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February 2018
Thu 01 FebArts Essay Writing Workshop 4: How to Write Paragraphs
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
School of Arts
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0425 places left
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Fri 02 FebArts Essay Writing Workshop 4: How to Write Paragraphs
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
School of Arts
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0426 places left
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Thu 08 FebArts Essay Writing Workshop 5: How to Write Introductions and Conclusions
Workshop 5 considers functional differences between introductions and conclusions. We explore strategies for writing introductions and conclusions.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
School of Arts
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0424 places left
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Fri 09 FebArts Essay Writing Workshop 5: How to Write Introductions and Conclusions
Workshop 5 considers functional differences between introductions and conclusions. We explore strategies for writing introductions and conclusions.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
School of Arts
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0426 places left
Book now