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Study Skills: Essay and assignment writing using apps and software

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Before getting to the stage of drafting your assignment, it is helpful to spend some time unpacking the question; reading about the assignment topic; and draw up a plan. 

In this workshop we will look at various tools (apps, software) that can help you with these stages that will lay a solid foundation for the later stages of drafting and editing. See the Events & Workshops calendar for further workshops about these stages. 

The suggested strategies will focus on some tools that are freely available on most computers and mobile devices, as well as offering 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

The Breaking Barriers Kit series comprises the following workshops run across each term and repeated across different days and times to maximise the opportunity to attend:

  • How to study from home
  • How to organise your studies using apps and software
  • How to make the most of Moodle using Sensus Access & ReciteMe
  • How to upgrade your academic reading using apps and software
  • How to get your assignments started using apps and software
  • How to research your assignments more effectively using apps and software
  • How to plan your assignments using apps and software
  • How to draft your assignments using apps and software
  • How to polish and proofread your assignments using and software
  • How to revise for exams effectively using apps and software

Please consult the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle module for resources corresponding to these workshops.

Sign up to the workshop in MyBirkbeck to ensure you receive the joining instructions and other important information by email. 

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