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Get Ahead, Stay Ahead: Academic reading and note-making using apps and software

When:
Venue: Online

In this workshop, we will take a look at what we mean by reading speed and reading comprehension, revisit key strategies for academic reading and then focus on technology to support these strategies. Multisensory learning has been shown to improve concentration and comprehension. This will include ‘text-to-speech’ software, otherwise known as a Read Aloud function.

This online workshop will take place on a link found within the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle Module.

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 Monday 6th September and Tuesday 21st September. 

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

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

The full series of pre-sessional workshops is as follows:

Study skills:

  • Time management and organising your studies
  • Apps and software for study and organisation
  • Academic reading, lectures and note-taking techniques
  • Academic reading using apps and software
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Exams and revision strategies
  • Exam revision using apps and software
  • Introduction to Birkbeck IT - an online live demonstration

Writing skills:

  • Essay and assignment writing
  • Essay and assignment writing using apps and software
  • Style: Academic writing conventions
  • Structure: paragraphs and signposting language
  • Grammar: Sentences and punctuation

Contact name:

Speakers
  • Mr Rob Martin -

    Learning Development Tutor (Inclusive Technology), 
    Birkbeck Study Skills