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Avoiding Plagiarism Week: Summarising, paraphrasing and quoting effectively

Venue: Online

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The ability to summarise, paraphrase and quote what you read is an essential and complex academic writing skill. They are key to good academic writing, creating a sound academic argument and demonstrating your understanding of the material. These skills are also crucial to reading and note-making for academic purposes and to integrating your material into your writing. This session will identify the differences between summarising, paraphrasing and quoting and the importance of – and how and when to - summarise, paraphrase or quote.

This online workshop will take place on Microsoft Teams 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. 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. Introduction to Birkbeck IT15. 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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