Tuesdays, 6-7pm @ The Auditorium, McClay Library
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Week 1 - 29th January 2013
ASk: Tips and advice on Academic Skills from current students
An opportunity for undergraduate first year students to ask second and third year students for tips and advice on academic skills.
Week 2 - 5th February 2013
This workshop is suitable for undergraduates who are unsure of what is meant by Independent Study. The workshop will provide you with generic information about understanding expectations, using feedback effectively and developing relevant academic skills. Group participation is encouraged through discussion and asking questions.
Week 3 - 12th February 2013
Essay Writing: The Essentials
This workshop is suitable for any student who wants to improve their understanding of essay writing and will go through the 8 steps in writing an essay. You will be encouraged to share your own experience and discuss challenges in essay writing. This workshop is likely to be most useful for undergraduate students.
Week 4 - 19th February 2013
This practical workshop focuses on the Harvard system, demonstrating how to format in-text citations and a bibliography. There will be a Q&A session at the end for specific referencing queries.
Week 5 - 26th February 2013
Referencing: Footnotes including Vancouver
This workshop outlines both footnote and endnote referencing systems with a Q&A session for specific referencing queries.
Week 6 - 5th March 2013
Critical Reading and Writing
This workshop aims to help you understand the skills involved in reading and writing critically. The steps involved in critical thinking will be discussed and you will have an opportunity to apply the techniques covered. The differences in descriptive writing and critical writing will be outlined. This workshop is likely to be most useful for students who are unsure of what is meant by critical thinking.
Week 7 - 12th March 2013
Presentation Skills 1 - preparation for Presentation Skills 2
This workshop cover the steps of preparing and delivering an oral presentation. It will talk you through planning and practising your presentation to techniques to help with delivery. The workshop does not cover powerpoint or use of technology in presentation skills.
Week 8 - 19th March 2013
Presentation Skills 2 - follow-on from Presentation Skills 1
This is a practical session to follow up on Presentation skills (1), all participants who decide to attend this workshop will come prepared to deliver a short 2 minute presentation. You will get feedback from others on your presentation which will help you develop your presentation skills.
Week 9 - 16th April 2013
This workshop aims to provide an overview of report writing - from how to plan and structure a report to collecting, organising and presenting data effectively.
Week 10 - 23rd April 2013
This workshop provides a step-by-step approach to writing a literature review.
Week 11 - 30th April 2013
An interactive session that will introduce students to the key elements of reflective writing. This workshop is of particular benefit to students who must write a reflective analysis of work-based skills practice.
Week 12 - 7th May 2013
This interactive workshop, aimed at undergraduate students, looks at the common difficulties students experience during revision time and presents techniques for overcoming those difficulties.
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