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Get Ahead, Stay Ahead: Writing essays and assignments

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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. 

This online workshop provides an overview of how to approach your essay or assignment. We will briefly consider:

·       how to analyse the question or brief

·       how to approach your research and reading

·       how to create an essay plan and structure for your assignment

·       how to tackle the first draft

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 Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 15th, Saturday 18th and Thursday 30th 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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