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SSHP Study Support Workshops

Get into the study habit on Saturdays during 2016 - 2017

Academic skills workshops for undergraduate students in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy

Academic skills are crucial to your success in your studies. They help you to become an efficient and effective learner. These workshops will introduce you to the academic skills that are expected of you as an undergraduate student.

The workshops will be run by Sara Steinke who is an experienced teacher at Birkbeck. If you are a student or an academic in SSHP and need help to identify academic support that can help you or your students excel, please contact the SSHP Learning Development Coordinator.

Please find below information about the workshops that we are running. To book a place on the workshop click on the Eventbrite link.

Date: Saturday 18 February 2017 Time: 10am-1.30pm Room: MAL 252, Malet St.

Critical Thinking 1 – What is Critical Thinking? 10am-11am

Critical thinking is the cornerstone of studying at university and plays a key part in achieving higher grades. This workshop will consider what is meant by critical thinking, and identify the key questions with which to approach your reading and writing critically.

Critical Thinking 2 – Evaluating academic argument 11am-12pm

Evaluating academic argument is important to avoiding feedback such as ‘too descriptive, more analysis needed’. This workshop will extend the critical thinking skills covered in the Critical Thinking I workshop, and consider how complex arguments can be analysed and evaluated.

Critical Thinking 3 – Building an academic argument 12.30pm-1.30pm

Building a sound academic argument is crucial to avoiding feedback such as ‘good knowledge and understanding, but where is your argument’. This workshop will build upon the critical thinking skills covered in the Critical Thinking I and 2 workshops, and consider what is meant by a sound academic argument and how to construct a sound academic argument.

Date: Saturday 25 March 2017 Time: 10am-12pm Room: MAL 252, Malet St.

Revision 10am -11am

Effective revision techniques are crucial to a successful exam performance. This workshop will consider the common revision problems that students encounter, and identify revision techniques, including how to organise yourself for the exam period, and how to create an effective and manageable revision timetable

Exam 11am-12pm

Exams are a performance (rather like an athletic or a cultural performance) that require strategies (a game plan). This workshop will consider the common exam problems that students encounter, and identify strategies for writing a good essay style exam answer and managing your time in the exam.

Date: Saturday 29 April 2017 Time: 10am-12pm Location: MAL 351, Malet St.

Revision 10am -11am

Effective revision techniques are crucial to a successful exam performance. This workshop will consider the common revision problems that students encounter, and identify revision techniques, including how to organise yourself for the exam period, and how to create an effective and manageable revision timetable

Exam 11am-12pm

Exams are a performance (rather like an athletic or a cultural performance) that require strategies (a game plan). This workshop will consider the common exam problems that students encounter, and identify strategies for writing a good essay style exam answer and managing your time in the exam.