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Study Skills: Essay & assignment writing using apps & software

Venue: Online

It is helpful to spend time unpacking your essay question or assignment brief before researching, planning and drafting your essay. We will look at apps and software that support these foundational stages of writing as well as tools to help you polish and submit your final draft.

The suggested strategies will focus on some tools that are freely available on most computers and mobile devices, as well as offering some suggestions for low-cost apps. There are also options for students who would find it helpful to invest in more advanced software.

This online workshop will take place on a Blackboard Collaborate link within the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle Module. It is intended for enrolled Birkbeck students only, and you will require your student login details to access the workshop. To learn more, watch our two-minute Breaking Barriers Kit explainer video

If you encounter any problems booking events through My Birkbeck, please book via the Birkbeck Events webpage.

All our workshops are repeated numerous times throughout the academic year. The resources and a recording of this workshop will be available in the Breaking Barriers Kit tile in the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle module.

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

This is one of the Breaking Barriers Kit workshop series, which consists of:

1.     Apps & Software for Study & Organisation

2.     Academic Reading & Notemaking using Apps & Software

3.     Getting Your Assignment Started using Apps & Software

4.     Apps & Software for Planning & Drafting Assignments

5.     Apps & Software for Editing & Proofreading Assignments

6.     Exam Revision using Apps & Software

A wider range of workshops may become available throughout the academic year.

Contact name:

  • Mr Rob Martin -

    Learning Development Tutor (Inclusive Technology), 
    Birkbeck Study Skills