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Study skills: Notemaking for university

Venue: Online

Making effective notes from your reading and in lectures is a complex activity that requires you to actively engage in several activities simultaneously (such as active reading, critical thinking and active listening) that go beyond simply remembering what you have read or what was said. This session will help you to identify the difficulties that you experience with note-making for academic purposes (both online and virtually) and the importance of - and how to use - a range of note-making techniques. You will consider how to integrate your notes into your writing and ways of organising your notes.

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 university
5. Mindmapping for university
6. Critical thinking for university
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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