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

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Venue: Online

Get Ahead, Stay Ahead is a series of pre-sessional study skills and writing workshops, designed to help you prepare for university before the beginning of the academic year. 

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 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 Saturday 4th, Wednesday 15th and Monday 20th 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-making techniques
  • Academic reading and note-making 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

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