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Study skills: Reading for university

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Venue: Online

Many students find it hard to cope with the quantity and complexity of academic reading that is required of them at university. This session will help you to identify the difficulties that you experience with reading for academic purposes (both online and virtually); and the importance – and how to use – active and critical reading strategies to help you cope with the quantity of reading expected at university, to increase your understanding and memory of the material, and how to integrate your reading into your writing.

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.

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 Study skills resources section of the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle module (student login required).

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

1. Time management and organising your studies
2. Procrastination, perfectionism and prioritisation
3. Reading for university
4. Note-making for academic purposes
5. Mindmapping
6. What is critical thinking?
7. Building and evaluating academic argument
8. Referencing and citation of academic sources
9. Summarising and paraphrasing effectively
10. Zotero academic referencing software - live demonstration
11. Exams and revision strategies
12. How to develop your concentration and focus
13. Moodle in-depth: tips for beginners
14. MS Teams in-depth: tips for beginners
15. Academic skills clinic (group tutorial Q&A)

If you don't see these workshops on the schedule, you can find recordings of past workshops in our Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle module.

 

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