All Study Skills workshops

At Birkbeck, we offer a range of workshops to help all students, develop your study skills and get the most out of your time with us.

Browse for workshops that interest you or focus on areas you want to develop. Click 'Book now' to book your free place.

Don't forget there is also a wealth of online resources available to you any time on the Birkbeck Study Skills module in Moodle.

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October 2017
Mon 23 OctStudy SkillsPit-stop software: improve your reading and researching using software
Prefer the idea of listening to your reading instead? Learn to use text-to-speech software
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Assistive Technology
14:00 to 16:00Malet Street, room MAL 458 (ITS)5 places left
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Mon 23 OctStudy SkillsNumerical Methods - Drop in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Maths skills
16:00 to 18:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 10)No booking required
Tue 24 OctStudy SkillsStudy Clinic
Study Clinics are open to all Birkbeck students who need some timely support with their studies.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 536 (ITS)No booking required
Tue 24 OctLawHow to avoid plagiarism
We explain plagiarism through examples, clarify how to avoid it and when to reference. Please note: we do not discuss a particular referencing system.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Plagiarism
17:00 to 17:45Malet Street, room MAL B29fully booked
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Tue 24 OctStratfordReading for academic purposes
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
18:00 to 19:30University Square Stratford, room US 2.3029 places left
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Tue 24 OctStratfordAcademic resources for assignments: what they are and how to use them
You will learn about the various types of information sources available for library research and how to select the right one for your assignment.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room US G.258 places left
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Tue 24 OctStratfordNote Making for Academic Purposes
Making effective notes from your reading and in lectures requires you to engage in several activities all at once.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
19:30 to 21:00University Square Stratford, room TBA28 places left
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Wed 25 OctStudy SkillsWriting skills clinic
Writing Skills Clinic: a group tutorial focused on academic writing. Whatever you want to work on, we can show you how to improve.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Dissertations, Essay writing, Report writing, Writing skills
15:00 to 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B07fully booked
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Wed 25 OctStratfordStratford One to One
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
16:00 to 18:00University Square Stratford, room US G.25No booking required
Wed 25 OctStudy SkillsCritical Thinking I: What is Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is the cornerstone of studying at university. It is an academic skill that encompasses other academic skills.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Study skills
19:30 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B13fully booked
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Thu 26 OctStudy SkillsSentence and punctuation toolkit: taking control of your writing at the sentence level
Sentence and punctuation toolkit: learn how to take control of your writing at the sentence level for clearer expression.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
15:00 to 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B03fully booked
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Thu 26 OctLawReferencing using OSCOLA - for LLB and LLM students
In this workshops we will explain how to reference your sources using the OSCOLA referencing system.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Plagiarism
17:00 to 17:45Malet Street, room MAL B29fully booked
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Thu 26 OctStudy SkillsWriting style and developing a writing voice
This workshop discusses what writing style is and what you need to consider when writing essays at university.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Report writing, Study skills, Writing skills
19:00 to 20:00Russell Square, room RUS (30) 10126 places left
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Thu 26 OctArtsStudy Tools: Taking Notes from Critical Analyses, Sometimes Called SECONDARY Sources, in the Arts and Humanities; WYSIHYT Revisited
What is different about taking notes from SECONDARY sources in the Arts and Humanities? Why do I need them? WYSIHYT revisited
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Critical thinking, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0420 places left
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Fri 27 OctStudy SkillsCritical thinking 3: Building an academic argument
The focus of this workshop will be on advanced critical writing and critical reading skills.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Reading and note-taking skills, Report writing, Study skills, Writing skills
14:00 to 16:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B06fully booked
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Fri 27 OctArtsStudy Tools: Taking Notes from Critical Analyses, Sometimes Called SECONDARY Sources, in the Arts and Humanities; WYSIHYT Revisited
What is different about taking notes from SECONDARY sources in the Arts and Humanities? Why do I need them? WYSIHYT revisited
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Critical thinking, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G048 places left
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Fri 27 OctArtsLanguage and Grammar Workshop: 'Not a complete sentence' (Part 1): Verbs in Formal Academic Expression: 'Danglers' and Fragments
This workshop asks these questions: what is a verb? When do we need verbs? What do verbs do? Affixes and the status of '-ing' words as verbs, or not
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Communication Skills, Essay writing, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G043 places left
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Sat 28 OctSSHPSSHP Effective Academic Reading
This workshop will help you develop your academic reading and note taking.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills, Writing skills
11:00 to 12:00Malet Street, room MAL 5326 places left
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Sat 28 OctStratfordAcademic resources for assignments: what they are and how to use them
You will learn about the various types of information sources available for library research and how to select the right one for your assignment.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
15:00 to 16:30University Square Stratford, room US G.25fully booked
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Mon 30 OctStudy SkillsBreaking Barriers Kit: one strategy for becoming a better learner
Broaden your skillset for tackling your studies by using 'problem-setting' techniques
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
14:00 to 16:00Malet Street, room MAL B0410 places left
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Mon 30 OctStudy SkillsNumerical Methods - Drop in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Maths skills
16:00 to 18:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 10)No booking required
Tue 31 OctStudy SkillsStudy Clinic
Study Clinics are open to all Birkbeck students who need some timely support with their studies.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 536 (ITS)No booking required
Tue 31 OctStratfordAn introduction to Birkbeck’s eLibrary and Library catalogue
You will learn how to make effective use of the Library catalogue, the primary tool for finding information, and explore Birkbeck’s eLibrary
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room US G.257 places left
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November 2017
Wed 01 NovLawReading texts and listening to lectures: How to take effective notes
We'll learn different ways of reading texts, so you can get more out of them, and note-taking techniques to use in lectures and during your reading.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Reading and note-taking skills
17:00 to 17:45Malet Street, room MAL B29fully booked
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Thu 02 NovStudy SkillsSentence mechanics masterclass: writing complex ideas with clarity and style
The sentence mechanics masterclass can help you polish your writing and express more complex ideas with clarity and style.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
15:00 to 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B061 place left
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Thu 02 NovStudy SkillsNote Making for Academic Purposes
Making effective notes from your reading and in lectures requires you to engage in several activities all at once.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Reading and note-taking skills, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:30Malet Street, room MAL B295 places left
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Thu 02 NovStudy SkillsMindmapping
Mindmapping is a technique to make better use of our brainpower. It is a powerful thinking tool and useful for all areas of our life.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Communication Skills, Exams and revision, Mind mapping, Personal development, Presentation skills, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills
19:30 to 21:00Malet Street, room MAL B29fully booked
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Thu 02 NovArtsStudy Tools: How to Tackle Commentaries (or Close Readings) in the Arts and Humanities: READING for Commentaries on Texts, or Images
Take the mystery out of writing a commentary. Know where to begin: how to READ a passage, image, or film clip to identify material for your commentary
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR 10420 places left
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Fri 03 NovArtsStudy Tools: How to Tackle Commentaries (or Close Readings) in the Arts and Humanities: READING for Commentaries on Texts, or Images
Take the mystery out of writing a commentary. Know where to begin: how to READ a passage, image, or film clip to identify material for your commentary
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0414 places left
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Fri 03 NovArtsLanguage and Grammar Workshop: 'Not a complete sentence' (Part 2): Phrases, Clauses, Agreement in Sentences
This workshop extends our attention to sentences by delving further into the behaviour of phrases and clauses in formal, academic expression
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Communication Skills, Essay writing, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G042 places left
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Sat 04 NovLibraryGetting Ready to Study
Introduction to information management, academic writing (BBK learning skills) & what the Library has to offer: MOODLE module and resources by subject
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Library skills, Moodle, Study skills
10:30 to 11:30Library, room LIBRARY SEMINAR 1fully booked
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Sat 04 NovStudy SkillsCritical Thinking I: What is Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is the cornerstone of studying at university. It is an academic skill that encompasses other academic skills.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Study skills
11:00 to 13:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B031 place left
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Sat 04 NovStudy SkillsImprove your academic English writing (second language speakers)
For second language speakers: Learn academic English writing conventions, analyse the common errors, and build a personal editing checklist.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
11:00 to 13:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G042 places left
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Sat 04 NovLibraryGetting to grips with your reading list
Understand what you are being asked to read (book or book chapter, journal article, etc) and learn how to find it in the Library and eLibrary.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills, Study skills
12:00 to 13:00Library, room LIBRARY SEMINAR 1fully booked
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Sat 04 NovStudy SkillsCritical Thinking 2: Evaluating Academic Argument
This workshop will extend and build upon the critical thinking skills covered in Critical Thinking I.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Communication Skills, Critical thinking, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
13:00 to 15:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B06fully booked
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Sat 04 NovLibraryFinding information for your essays and assignments
Find books, articles, etc. on a particular topic. Learn to search the Library catalogue and our new Discover article search service by subject.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Researching on the internet, Study skills
13:30 to 15:00Library, room LIBRARY SEMINAR 1fully booked
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Sat 04 NovStratfordAn introduction to Birkbeck’s eLibrary and Library catalogue
You will learn how to make effective use of the Library catalogue, the primary tool for finding information, and explore Birkbeck’s eLibrary
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room US G.256 places left
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Mon 06 NovStudy SkillsNumerical Methods - Drop in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Maths skills
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 10)No booking required
Tue 07 NovStudy SkillsStudy Clinic
Study Clinics are open to all Birkbeck students who need some timely support with their studies.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 536 (ITS)No booking required
Tue 07 NovStratfordSearching electronic resources: finding ebooks and journal articles for your assignment
In this workshop you will learn how to make effective use of electronic books and journals in Birkbeck’s eLibrary.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room US G.257 places left
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Wed 08 NovStudy SkillsCritical Thinking 2: Evaluating Academic Argument
This workshop will extend and build upon the critical thinking skills covered in Critical Thinking I.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Communication Skills, Critical thinking, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:30 to 21:00Malet Street, room MAL B29fully booked
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Thu 09 NovStudy SkillsUsing Evernote to Manage Your Research
Learn the basics of Evernote. Evernote is free software designed for note-taking and archiving of web pages, text, images and audio.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Computing and IT Skills, Presentation skills, Research skills, Researching on the internet, Social Media, Study skills, Technology enhanced learning
13:00 to 14:30Russell Square, room RUS (26) B30fully booked
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Thu 09 NovStudy SkillsBreaking through writer’s block 1 – writing productivity techniques
Tips and tricks to help you produce and refine writing towards your essays and assignments.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
15:00 to 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B137 places left
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Thu 09 NovStudy SkillsUsing Zotero for managing your referencing and citations
Zotero is a free, online tool for storing and organising resources.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Computing and IT Skills, Essay writing, Report writing, Research skills, Researching on the internet, Study skills
15:00 to 16:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR G041 place left
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Thu 09 NovStudy SkillsActive listening and speaking for academic purposes
Multiple sessions (1)
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing
18:00 to 19:30Malet Street, room MAL B2913 places left
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Thu 09 NovLawWriting essays in university
Essays are highly structured. In this workshop we identify the different parts of an essay and their functions, and explain how to structure an essay.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing
19:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room MAL 402fully booked
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Thu 09 NovStudy SkillsCritical Thinking 2: Evaluating Academic Argument
This workshop will extend and build upon the critical thinking skills covered in Critical Thinking I.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Communication Skills, Critical thinking, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:30 to 21:00Malet Street, room MAL 63310 places left
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Thu 09 NovStudy SkillsNote Making for Academic Purposes
Making effective notes from your reading and in lectures requires you to engage in several activities all at once.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Reading and note-taking skills, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:30 to 21:00Malet Street, room MAL B2922 places left
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Fri 10 NovStudy SkillsReading for academic purposes
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Reading and note-taking skills
14:00 to 15:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR B079 places left
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Sat 11 NovStudy SkillsWriting with structure and focus: paragraphs, signposting and cohesion
This workshop will help make your writing flow, by focusing on paragraph structure, cohesion and signposting language.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
11:00 to 13:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0424 places left
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Sat 11 NovStudy SkillsCritical thinking 3: Building an academic argument
The focus of this workshop will be on advanced critical writing and critical reading skills.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Reading and note-taking skills, Report writing, Study skills, Writing skills
11:00 to 13:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B061 place left
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Sat 11 NovStudy SkillsSummarising, paraphrasing and quoting for academic purposes
This workshop helps you to build the skills of summarising and paraphrasing so that you can use your reading materials effectively
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Essay writing, Report writing, Study skills, Writing skills
13:30 to 15:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G041 place left
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Sat 11 NovStratfordSearching electronic resources: finding ebooks and journal articles for your assignment
In this workshop you will learn how to make effective use of electronic books and journals in Birkbeck’s eLibrary.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
15:00 to 16:30University Square Stratford, room US G.253 places left
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Mon 13 NovStudy SkillsPit-stop software: learn mindmapping software for planning your ideas and writing
Mindmapping software takes the pain out of organising ideas. Learn how to use mindmapping software for planning any piece of written work.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
13:30 to 15:30Malet Street, room MAL 457 (ITS)18 places left
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Mon 13 NovStudy SkillsNumerical Methods - Drop in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Maths skills
16:00 to 18:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 10)No booking required
Mon 13 NovLawHow to construct an argument
We explain what is argument in academic writing and how to write arguments using appropriate evidence.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing
17:00 to 17:45Malet Street, room MAL B29fully booked
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Tue 14 NovStudy SkillsUsing Zotero for managing your referencing and citations
Zotero is a free, online tool for storing and organising resources.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Computing and IT Skills, Essay writing, Report writing, Research skills, Researching on the internet, Study skills
13:00 to 14:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0411 places left
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Tue 14 NovStudy SkillsMaking the Most of Technology for Collaborative Study Groups
Learn how to use blogs and Google docs for collaborative learning. Basic web browsing skills are required. Bring your ITS username and password.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Computing and IT Skills, Researching on the internet, Social Media, Technology enhanced learning
15:00 to 16:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0424 places left
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Tue 14 NovStudy SkillsStudy Clinic
Study Clinics are open to all Birkbeck students who need some timely support with their studies.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 536 (ITS)No booking required
Wed 15 NovLawWhat is critical thinking and how to write ‘critically’
Being critical is central to study and success in university, but what does it mean and how do we demonstrate our critical thinking?
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing
17:00 to 17:45Malet Street, room MAL B29fully booked
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Wed 15 NovStudy SkillsMindmapping
Mindmapping is a technique to make better use of our brainpower. It is a powerful thinking tool and useful for all areas of our life.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Communication Skills, Exams and revision, Mind mapping, Personal development, Presentation skills, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills
19:30 to 21:00Malet Street, room MAL B2912 places left
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Thu 16 NovStudy SkillsIntroduction to Citing, Reference Lists and Plagiarism
Many students find referencing one of the most baffling aspects of academic writing. This workshop provides a step-by-step guide to referencing.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Research skills, Researching on the internet, Study skills, Writing skills
19:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room MAL B2916 places left
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Thu 16 NovArtsStudy Tools:How to Tackle Commentaries in the Arts and Humanities (Stage 2): How to WRITE Commentaries on Texts, or Images
Take the mystery out of writing a commentary: understand the task; know where to begin; how to plan; then write
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room TBA26 places left
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Fri 17 NovArtsArts Essay Writing Workshop 1: What IS Academic Writing?
Workshop 1 explores the key characteristics of British academic writing, particularly in relation to producing essays. We clarify misunderstandings.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G04fully booked
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Fri 17 NovArtsStudy Tools: How to Tackle Commentaries in the Arts and Humanitites (Stage 2): How to WRITE Commentaries on Texts, or Images
Take the mystery out of writing a commentary: understand the task; know where to begin; how to plan; then write
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G049 places left
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Sat 18 NovSSHPSSHP How to avoid Plagiarism
Learn how to avoid plagiarism through the use of comprehensive referencing.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Bibliography and referencing, Essay writing, Writing skills
11:00 to 12:00Malet Street, room MAL 15217 places left
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Sat 18 NovSSHPSSHP How to develop a strong academic argument
Learn how to develop a strong academic argument.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Dissertations, Essay writing, Writing skills
12:30 to 13:30Malet Street, room MAL 15216 places left
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Thu 23 NovArtsStudy Tools: Developing Critical Thinking in the Arts and Humanities: Your Informed Voice (Part 1)
What is distinctive about critical thinking in the Arts and Humanities? How do you 'do' itť? What is an unacceptable source? Why?
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G048 places left
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Fri 24 NovArtsLanguage and Grammar Workshop: Using Tenses in Academic Writing
This workshop ponders such questions as: which tenses should I use? Which tenses are required when referencing the work of others? What is 'hedging'?
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Communication Skills, Essay writing, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G04fully booked
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Sat 25 NovSSHPSSHP Effective Academic Reading
This workshop will help you develop your academic reading and note taking.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
11:00 to 12:00Malet Street, room MAL 54136 places left
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Wed 29 NovLawHow to avoid plagiarism
We explain plagiarism through examples, clarify how to avoid it and when to reference. Please note: we do not discuss a particular referencing system.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Plagiarism
17:00 to 17:45Malet Street, room MAL B29fully booked
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Thu 30 NovArtsStudy Tools: PRACTISING Critical Thinking in the Arts and Humanities (Part 2): FINDING your Informed Voice
We review and build on what we discovered in previous workshops. We experiment with FINDING a critical voice: we APPLY the skills of critical thinking
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0411 places left
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December 2017
Fri 01 DecArtsArts Essay Writing Workshop 3: Planning and Structuring an Essay
Workshop 3 explores how to plan and structure an essay by using a Process Method of essay writing.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G04fully booked
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Fri 01 DecArtsLanguage and Grammar Workshop: Sentences Revisited: How to Discipline Unruly Sentences: Clarity in Academic Writing
This workshop builds on our attention to sentences to consider matters of 'style' and flair in the avoidance of meandering sentences
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Communication Skills, Essay writing, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G04fully booked
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Tue 05 DecLawReferencing using OSCOLA - for LLB and LLM students
In this workshops we will explain how to reference your sources using the OSCOLA referencing system.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Plagiarism
17:00 to 17:45Malet Street, room MAL B29fully booked
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Wed 06 DecLawReferencing using the HARVARD system - for Criminology students
In this workshops we will explain how to reference your sources using the Harvard referencing system.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Plagiarism
17:00 to 17:45Malet Street, room MAL B29fully booked
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Thu 07 DecArtsStudy Tools: Reject Plagiarism: Learn to Love your Referencing System (Part 1): WHAT ARE Plagiarism and Collusion?
This workshop gets down to basics to discuss the issues and to allow you to ask all those awkward questions which have bothered you through the term
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Plagiarism, Reading and note-taking skills, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0418 places left
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Fri 08 DecArtsArts Essay Writing Workshop 4: How to Write Paragraphs
Workshop 4 reveals the rules for structuring and developing paragraphs.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G045 places left
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Fri 08 DecArtsLanguage and Grammar Workshop: The Language of Academic English: Punctuation: Is It important?
This workshop tackles the troublesome issue of punctuation. Does punctuation really make a difference to meaning? We test the results.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Communication Skills, Essay writing, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G045 places left
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Sat 09 DecSSHPSSHP How to avoid Plagiarism
Learn how to avoid plagiarism through the use of comprehensive referencing.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Bibliography and referencing, Essay writing, Plagiarism
11:00 to 12:00Malet Street, room MAL 15243 places left
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Sat 09 DecSSHPSSHP How to develop a strong academic argument
Learn how to develop a strong academic argument.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Dissertations, Essay writing, Writing skills
12:30 to 13:30Malet Street, room MAL 15238 places left
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Thu 14 DecArtsStudy 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
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0413 places left
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Fri 15 DecArtsArts 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
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G042 places left
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Fri 15 DecArtsLanguage 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
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G044 places left
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