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Study skills courses and workshops for students

 
Sultan Wadud
Study skills courses and workshops for students
by Sultan Wadud - Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 10:18 AM
 

We have some great services and upcoming events to assist you in your academic development:

Courses & Workshops

Please note that these sessions will be repeated several times throughout the year, so don’t worry if you miss one that you wanted to go to. Our workshops operate on a “first-come-first-served” basis – we would hence recommend that you try to attend early in order to secure a space. Individual registrations are not required – feel free to just turn up on the day.

Workshop Title

Date

Room

Time

Exam Techniques

02/02/2016

4426

11:00 – 13:00

Essay Writing Essentials

02/02/2016

4429

11:00 – 13:00

Learning from Feedback

04/02/2016

4426

11:00 – 13:00

Exam Techniques

16/02/2016

4426

11:00 – 13:00

Preparing for your Masters Dissertation

17/02/2016

4429

11:00 – 13:00

Essay Writing Essentials

18/02/2016

4426

11:00 – 13:00

Mindmapping Techniques for Essays and Revision

18/02/2016

E17

11:00 – 13:00

Listening to Lectures and Notetaking

19/02/2016

4426

11:00 – 13:00

Reading and Note-taking

23/02/2016

4429

11:00 – 13:00

Essay Writing Essentials

23/02/2016

4426

13:00 – 15:00

Hot Tips for Postgraduate Writing

23/02/2016

FG01

17:00 – 18:00

Preparing for your Masters Dissertation

24/02/2016

4429

11:00 – 13:00


If you have any suggestions for workshops that are not listed please let us know. This is some of the feedback that we have had for workshops this academic year:

“It was really helpful. The explanation and examples were useful.”

“I will be attending more in the future.”

“It was nice sharing different experiences.”

“The trainer was good at tailoring the workshops to the participants’ needs.”

“Brilliant workshop!”

Skills for Success: Online Resources

Please take a look at our online resources which cover essay writing, critical thinking, referencing, reading strategies, exam techniques and more: ble.soas.ac.uk.   Just click on ‘Skills for Success: Study Skills” on the top right hand menu bar.

One-to-one tutorials

Need some help writing your essay or dissertation? Want to get a second opinion on your writing style from a PhD student? Come along to a one-to-one tutorial and have your questions answered. 

Topics covered include:

§  how to approach essay questions

§  planning your essay or dissertation

§  organising your ideas and arguments

§  using the correct tone and academic language

§  how to reference correctly and avoiding plagiarism

 

This is some of the student feedback that we have had this academic year:

“Great advice and helped me in deciding how to move forward with my work”

“It was very useful to look at the general essay structure and compare it to what I have done”

“This 1:1 has really helped me gain confidence - I previously suffered from severe essay block”

“My tutor was incredibly helpful. He gave me constructive advice about my structure and on how I should improve it. He's very motivating too.”

Each tutorial lasts 30 minutes (45 minutes during the summer months for the Taught Masters dissertation) and are given by PhD students. These tutorials can be booked by coming Learning and Teaching Development office (located in room RG01, opposite the main staircase) in person with a £5 returnable deposit.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions

The LTD team

Learning & Teaching Development - LTD
Room RG01, Main Building
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7898 4550