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Get Ahead, Stay Ahead: Reading, lectures and note-taking

Venue: Online

Get Ahead, Stay Ahead is a series of eight presessional study skills and writing workshops, designed to help you prepare for university before the beginning of term. Each 2 hour session consists of an hour-long lecture/workshop with activities, a 15-minute practice activity and a 45 minute 'skills clinic' for questions and discussion.

Many students initially find it difficult to manage the quantity and complexity of academic reading that is required of them. In addition, making effective notes from your reading and in lectures is a complex activity that requires you to engage in active reading or listening, and critical thinking simultaneously.  This workshop will consider the importance of active reading strategies in managing the quantity and complexity of reading at university level. It will also discuss the purpose of note-making, the importance of using a range of active note-making techniques, and how to integrate your notes into your writing.

This online workshop will take place on a Blackboard Collaborate link within the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle Module. If you have booked, you will be emailed another link as a reminder to your registered email address. (But please remember to check your junk mail.)

This workshop will repeat on Saturday 12th, Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th September.

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

Please also note the full series of eight workshops is as follows:

Study skills:
1) Studying at home and time management 
2) Reading, lectures and note-taking 
3) Critical thinking and writing 
4) Take-home exams and revision

Writing skills:
5) Essay and assignment writing
6) Style: Academic writing style 
7) Structure: paragraphs and signposting language 
8) Grammar: Sentences and punctuation

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