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Get Ahead, Stay Ahead: Critical thinking skills

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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. 

Critical thinking skills are the cornerstone of studying at university. This online workshop will consider what is meant by critical thinking, and what is expected of you as a critical thinker. You will also encounter the key questions with which to approach critical reading and writing in the initial stages of your studies. You will also consider how to integrate the reading into your writing, so as to avoid feedback such as 'too descriptive, more analysis needed'.

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 Wednesday 8th, Saturday 18th, and Monday 27th 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

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