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Get Ahead, Stay Ahead: Writing grammar - sentences and punctuation

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. 

Even when we have relatively well-developed writing skills, there are still things we can do to improve the clarity and style of our writing. This workshop presents the fundamentals of sentence structure, including ways to improve sentences in terms of length, and clarity. It will also cover correct punctuation usage, including how to use the most common punctuation marks correctly.

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 Thursday 22nd and Tuesday 27th September.

Birkbeck Study Skills also run study and writing skills workshops throughout the academic year.

Please note these workshops are intended for current or prospective Birkbeck College students only.

This year’s full series of pre-sessional workshops is as follows:

Study skills:

  1. Time management and organising your studies
  2. Apps and software for study and organisation
  3. Academic reading, lectures and note-making techniques
  4. Academic reading and note-making using apps and software
  5. Developing your concentration & focus for study
  6. Critical thinking skills
  7. Quoting, paraphrasing and avoiding plagiarism
  8. Introduction to Birkbeck IT - an online live demonstration

Writing skills:

  1. Writing essays and assignments: an overview
  2. Essay and assignment writing using apps and software
  3. Writing Style: Academic writing conventions
  4. Writing Structure: paragraphs and signposting language
  5. Writing Grammar: Sentences and punctuation

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