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Writing skills: Referencing and citation

Venue: Online

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All academic writing contains references - information about other texts that supports your argument. Learning the conventions of referencing and citation is an essential academic skill. It is also important to understand how and why to use references to support your own ideas.

In this academic writing workshop we will:

- Present and discuss the key concepts of referencing and citation, including: style guides, in-text references, footnotes and reference lists

- Learn how to support your ideas and arguments with references

- Understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it

- Learn how to format quotations and paraphrases

Please note this workshop is for enrolled Birkbeck students only, and you will require your student login details to access the workshop.

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 (so please remember to check your junk mail.)

This workshop will be repeated numerous times throughout the academic year.

The central study skills team offers a variety of study skills and writing skills workshops.

This is one of the writing skills workshop series, which consists of:

1. Essay and assignment writing
2. Referencing and citation
3. Academic writing skills for exams
4. Writing a dissertation (postgraduates)
5. Style: Academic writing conventions
6. Structure: Paragraphs and signposting language
7. Grammar 1: Sentence structure
8. Grammar 2: Punctuation
9. Drafting, editing and proofreading 

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