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Study Skills: Developing your concentration and focus for study

Venue: Online

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We usually intend to make study sessions as productive as possible, scheduling precious time, hoping to make the most of it. You have minimised external distractions as much as possible, but somehow the internal ones get in the way of getting on with it. If this sounds like you (probably most people), come to this workshop. We will briefly discuss the psychology of distractedness. We will then explore practical strategies to build focus and concentration that you can start implementing immediately.

Breaking Barriers Kit workshops focus on some tools that are freely available on most computers and mobile devices, as well as facilities available on-site and Birkbeck, and some suggestions for low-cost apps. There are also options for students who would find it helpful to invest in more advanced software. To learn more, watch our two-minute Breaking Barriers Kit explainer video.

This online workshop will take place on Microsoft Teams. This workshop is intended for enrolled Birkbeck students only, and you will require your student login details to access the workshop.

If you encounter any problems booking events through MyBirkbeck, please book via the Birkbeck Events webpage.

All our workshops are repeated numerous times throughout the academic year. The resources and a recording of this workshop will be available in the Breaking Barriers Kit page in the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle module.

The central Study Skills Team offers a variety of study skills and writing skills workshops.

This is one of the Breaking Barriers Kit workshop series, which consists of:

· Apps & Software for Study & Organisation

· Academic Reading & Notemaking using Apps & Software

· Developing your Concentration & Focus for Study

· Writing & Delivering Effective Presentations

· Assignment Writing Strategies using Apps & Software

· Apps & Software for Drafting, Editing & Proofreading Assignments

· Exam Revision using Apps & Software

· Apps & Software for Dissertation Writing

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