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Get Ahead, Stay Ahead: Assignment writing strategies using apps & software

Venue: Online

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Get Ahead, Stay Ahead is a series of online study and writing skills workshops running throughout September, designed to help you prepare for university before the start of the academic year.

In this workshop, we’ll be looking at what to do when you get your assignment question, how to interpret your assignment question or brief, and how you can use this to propel yourself into effective, focused research for your assignments. We’ll also cover apps and software that can help you through this process.

This online workshop will take place on Microsoft Teams

The resources and recordings will be found after the workshops on the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle module (student login required) in the Get Ahead, Stay Ahead section.

This workshop will repeat on Saturday 16th September at 12 midday and Tuesday 19th September at 6pm.

Birkbeck Study Skills also run study and writing skills workshops throughout the academic year.

Please note these workshops are intended for current or prospective Birkbeck College students only.

This year’s full series of pre-sessional workshops is as follows:

Study skills:

1.     Time management and organising your studies

2.     Apps and software for study and organisation

3.     Academic reading, lectures and note-making techniques

4.     Academic reading and note-making using apps and software

5.     Developing your concentration & focus for study

6.     Writing and delivering effective presentations

7.     Critical thinking skills

8.     Quoting, paraphrasing and avoiding plagiarism

9.     Introduction to Birkbeck IT - an online live demonstration

10.   Zotero for postgraduates

Writing skills:

1.     Writing essays and assignments: an overview

2.     Assignment writing strategies using apps & software

3.     Writing Style: Academic writing conventions

4.     Writing Structure: Organising your assignment

5. Writing Grammar: Sentences and punctuation

Contact name:

  • Mr Rob Martin -

    Learning Development Tutor (Inclusive Technology), 
    Birkbeck Study Skills