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Academic Skills Workshops, Spring Term 2017

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This term, City’s Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) team are offering a wide-ranging series of lunchtime study skills workshops.

  • The sessions are free and most are open to all City students, so you can choose the sessions that best address your needs.
  • There’s no need to book; just come along.
  • Sessions are from 1 pm to 1.50 pm, except where stated below.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
20th February

Critical thinking

13:00 – 13:50

Room – C307

21st February

Project and time management

13:00 – 13:50

Room – C304

22nd February

Dissertations for SASS students

13:00 – 13:50

Room – AG08

23rd February

Dissertations for health students

13:00 – 13:50

Room – AG03

24th February

Dissertations for SMCSE students

13:00 – 13:50

Room – A110

27th February

Research Terminology

13:00 – 14:30

Room – C303

28th February

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism

13:00 – 13:50

Room – BLG07

1st March

Review and proofread your essays and job applications

13:00 – 13:50

Room – C303

2nd March

Reflective writing

13:00 – 13:50

Room – C307

3rd March

Digital literacy

13:00 – 13:50

Room – R201

27th March

Stress and time management

13:00 – 14:30

Room – C315

28th March

Revision techniques

13:00 – 13:50

Room – AG08

29th March

Exam techniques

13:00 – 13:50

Room – AG08

30th March

Using free mind-mapping software for revision and assignment planning

13:00 – 14:00 (Theory & guided tutorial)

14:00 – 15:00 (individual practice with support; this part of the session is optional)

Room – ELG05

31st March

Overcoming procrastination

13:00 – 13:50

Room – AG08

If you miss a session, you will find the learning materials on the Learning Success Moodle page.

If you have a question about any of the workshops, please phone 020 7040 0246 or email academiclearningsupport@city.ac.uk

Study skills workshop programme, Autumn 2016

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This autumn, City’s Learning Enhancement & Development (LEaD) team are offering a wide-ranging series of lunchtime study skills workshops.

  • The sessions are free and most are open to all City students, so you can choose the sessions that best address your needs.
  • There’s no need to book; just come along.
  • All sessions are from 1pm to 1.50pm, except where stated below.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
w/c 3rd Oct Referencing & avoiding plagiarism (room C302) Note-taking & reading (room C309) Critical thinking (room C303) Digital literacy 1 (room EG12)
w/c 10th Oct Planning & understanding your assignment: SASS students (room DLG19); Health students (room BLG07); CASS students (room AG07b) Writing your assignment (room B104) Reflective writing (room BLG07) Digital literacy 2 (room R201)
w/c 17th Oct Essay writing: SASS students (room DLG19); Health students (room ELG02); CASS students (room BLG07)

Writing a technical report: SMCSE students (room C304)

Report writing (room C318) Research methods & terminology (room C307)
w/c 14th Nov  

 

Dissertations: SASS students (room D104); Health students (room DLG08); CASS students (room C303); SMCSE students (room C307)
w/c 21st Nov Avoiding procrastination in your revision (room AG07b)

12.30 – 14.00

Revision strategies (room BLG07) From anxiety to calm in your revision (room AG07b)

12.30 – 14.00

Exam techniques (room C304) Using free mind mapping software for revision and assignment planning (room A308)

If you miss any session, you will find the learning materials on the Learning Success Moodle page shortly afterwards: tiny.cc/learningsuccess (click on “Enrol”)

If you have a question about any of the workshops, please phone 020 7040 0246 or email academiclearningsupport@city.ac.uk

Study Skills Workshops in 2016

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A comprehensive programme of academic skills workshops begins on 16th February.

Most sessions are open to all students, but some sessions are aimed at students in particular course areas.

There’s no need to book; just come along. Each session covers a self-contained topic, so don’t worry if you can’t attend all of them.

All sessions are at 1pm and run for 50 minutes unless otherwise stated.

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
16th Feb, AG21

Project management

17th Feb, DLG08

Dissertations for SASS students

18th Feb, C304

Dissertations for MACSE students

19th Feb, AG21

Dissertation writing for health students

22nd Feb, C312

Wider communication skills

23rd Feb, AG21

Revision techniques

24th Feb, C307

Referencing & plagiarism

25th Feb, C314

Reflective writing

26th Feb, C304

Review & proofread your essays effectively

Reading week
8th March, AG24a, 12:30 – 2:00

Mind-mapping

9th March, C307

Presentations

10th March, C314

Critical thinking

11th March, C304

Group work

14th March, C312, 12:00-2:00

Stress and time management

15th March, AG21

Exam techniques

17th March, C304

From stress to calm in your revision

18th March, C304, 12:00-2:00

Overcoming procrastination

Updates will be posted on the Learning Success blog: tiny.cc/learningsuccessblog

Handouts will be posted on the Learning Success Moodle module: tiny.cc/learningsuccess

(You’ll need to enrol yourself on the module, which takes just a few seconds.)

Further information:

Moodle: tiny.cc/learningsuccess        Email: academiclearningsupport@city.ac.uk        Phone: 0207 040 0246

Dyslexia Support available at Cass Bunhill Row Campus – 15/16 Term 2 Dates

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Learning Success are again offering Dyslexia Support at Cass Bunhill Row campus, available fortnightly on Wednesday mornings from 9am-12pm. Term 2 dates are from 27th Jan until 6th April 2016. These sessions can be used for screenings, registrations and study skills support sessions. Please see the poster for further details or phone 020 7040 0246 to book.

Dyslexia Support @ Cass – 2015-2016 Term 2

Dyslexia Support available at Cass Bunhill Row Campus – 15/16 Term 1 Dates

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Learning Success are again offering Dyslexia Support at Cass Bunhill Row campus, available fortnightly on Wednesday mornings from 9am-12pm. Term 1 dates are from 7th Oct until 2nd Dec 2015. These sessions can be used for screenings, registrations and study skills support sessions. Please see the poster for further details or phone 020 7040 0246 to book.

Dyslexia Support @ Cass – 2015-2016 Term 1

 

Study skills workshops, October-November 2015

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This autumn, City’s Learning Success team and Student Counselling team are offering a wide-ranging series of lunchtime study skills workshops.

  • The sessions are free and open to all City students, so you can choose the sessions that best address your needs.
  • There’s no need to book; just come along.
  • All sessions are from 1pm to 1.50pm, except where stated below.

If you miss any session, you will find the learning materials on the Learning Success Moodle page shortly afterwards: tiny.cc/learningsuccess

If you have a question about any of the workshops, please phone 020 7040 0246 or email academiclearningsupport@city.ac.uk

Tuesday 6/10/15 Wednesday 7/10/15 Thursday 8/10/15 Friday 9/10/15
Planning your assignment / understanding assignment questions for CASS studentsC304 Referencing & avoiding plagiarism 

C304

Critical thinking 

 

C304

Note taking & reading 

 

C304

Tuesday 13/10/15 Wednesday 14/10/15 Thursday 15/10/15 Friday 16/10/15
Essay writing for business 

 

 

C304

Planning your assignment / understanding assignment questions for SASS students 

D104

Reflective writing 

C304

Planning your assignment/ understanding assignment questions for SHS students 

ALG16

Tuesday 20/10/15 Wednesday 21/10/15 Thursday 22/10/15 Friday 23/10/15
Report writing – writing a report for business 

C304

Essay writing for arts / social sciences students 

D104

Writing a technical report based on your lab work 

C304

Essay writing for SHS students 

 

ALG16

Tuesday 27/10/15 Wednesday 28/10/15 Thursday 29/10/15 Friday 30/10/15
Presentations 

 

C304

Writing your assignment – academic writing style & vocabularyC304 Research methods / research terminology 

C304

Working in groups for assignments 

C304

Monday 2/11/15 Tuesday 3/11/15 Wednesday 4/11/15 Thursday 5/11/15 Friday 6/11/15
Avoiding procrastination in your revision 

12:00 – 14:00, ALG16

Writing your assignment – paragraphs and topic sentences, introductions and conclusionsALG16 From anxiety to calm in your revision 

12:00 – 14:00, ALG16

Using free mind mapping software in your revision 

13:00 – 14:00, AG24a

Revision strategies 

 

C304

 

Academic Skills Workshops, February – March 2015

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A series of study skills workshops begins on 24th February and runs over five weeks.

These sessions are suitable for all students.  Booking isn’t required; just come along.

Each session covers a self-contained topic, so don’t worry if you can’t attend all of them.

Updates will be posted on the Learning Success blog: tiny.cc/learningsuccessblog

Materials used in the sessions (e.g. Powerpoint presentations) will be posted on our Moodle module: tiny.cc/learningsuccess

For further information about any of the sessions:

Moodle: tiny.cc/learningsuccess

Email: academiclearningsupport@city.ac.uk

Phone: 0207 040 0246

week commencing Mondays Tuesdays Thursdays Fridays
23rd Feb Presentation skills for CASS students (1.00 – 1.50pm, AG07) Report writing for science, technology & engineering students (1.00 – 1.50pm, C320)
2nd March Dissertation structure & contents for SASS students (1.00 – 1.50pm, AG07) Essay writing for humanities, social sciences, health, business & related disciplines (1.00 – 1.50pm, AG08) Literature review dissertations for health students: making your critical argument (1.00 -1.50pm, A109)
9th March Time management (1.00 – 1.50pm, AG07) Research terminology part 1: do you know your Hawthorne effect from your stratified random sampling?(1.00 – 1.50pm, AG08) Note-taking for law students(1.00 -1.50pm, A109)
16th March Critical thinking (1.00 – 1.50 pm, AG07) Research terminology part 2: do you know your placebo from your polytomous variable?(1.00 – 1.50pm, AG03) Revision strategies(1.00 -1.50pm, A109)
23rd March Avoid procrastination in your revision(12.30 – 2pm, A109) From anxiety to calm in your revision(12.30 – 2pm, A109) Using free mind mapping software for revision  (1.00 – 3pm, AG24a)The first hour of this session will be mostly theory-based, whilst the second hour will give students a chance to practise using the software, with tutor support. Memory techniques for revision(1.00 – 1.50pm, A109)

 

Revision Workshops, November

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The Academic Learning Support, Dyslexia and Counselling teams will be running Revision Skills workshops from Monday 17th November.

The workshops will be suitable for both postgraduates and undergraduates. There’s no need to book, so you can just turn up on the day.

Please find all details below.

Date & time Subject Room
Monday
17th November 2014
12.30pm – 2pm
Avoid procrastination in your revision  AG01
Tuesday
18th November 2014
12.30pm – 2pm
From anxiety to calm in your revision AG08
Wednesday
19th November 2014
1pm – 3pm
Using free assistive technology for revision on your computer AG24a
Thursday
20th November 2014
1pm – 1.50pm
Effective strategies for your revision (UG) AG01
Friday
21st November 2014
1pm – 1.50pm
Useful memory techniques for your revision AG01
Monday
24th November 2014
1pm – 1.50pm
Effective strategies for your revision (PG) A109

Academic Skills workshops

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A comprehensive programme of academic skills workshops for all students begins on 6th October 2014. The Assignment Skills for Undergraduates and the Critical Thinking and Writing Skills workshops have both undergraduate and postgraduate versions (see table for details).

For rooms and times, please see below.  1pm sessions last for 50 minutes and 5pm sessions last for 75 minutes, unless otherwise stated.

 

Week commencing 


 

Mondays at 1pm Tuesdays at 1pm Wednesdays at 5pm 

 

Thursdays at 1pm 

 

Fridays at 1pm 

 

Maximising your marks  Assignment skills for undergraduates  Critical Thinking and Writing Skills Assignment skills for postgraduates  Critical Thinking and Writing Skills 
Room C312  Room C320 Room A214 Room C320 Room A111
6th October 2014

 

 

Critical thinking, discussion and analysis Effective, creative note taking (UG)  Why be critical? (UG) Effective, creative note taking (PG)  Why be critical? (PG)
13th October 2014

 

 

Getting your point across Essay writing excellence (UG)  How to start being critical? (UG) Essay writing excellence (PG)  How to start being critical? (PG)
20th October 2014

 

Language, grammar and expression Reflective writing assignments – writing personally and academically (UG) How to do the ‘critical bit’? Reflective writing assignments – writing personally and academically (PG) How to do the ‘critical bit’? (PG)
27th October 2014

 

Structuring your assignment Report writing – maximise your grade (UG)  How to become a better critical writer? (UG) Report writing – maximise your grade (PG)  How to become a better critical writer (PG)
3rd November 2014  Referencing and using the literature Annotated bibliographies and literature reviews (UG)  How to critically reflect? (UG) Annotated bibliographies and literature reviews(PG) How to critically reflect? (PG)
10th November 2014 

 

Presentation and using feedback Revision methods and exam technique masterclass (UG) Revision methods and exam technique masterclass (PG)

Dissertation Skills and Critical Thinking & Writing workshops start in February

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Hi,

In addition to David’s workshops on types of assignments ( see our last post), Richard and Emma will be offering workshops on dissertation skills and critical thinking and writing.

Starting on 17th February, the programme will run for five to six weeks.  Below is a detailed outline of each workshop, location and tutor.

Mondays at 1pm – Dissertation Skills with Richard

17th February – Overview and key features – C302

24th February – Introduction and reviewing the literature – C302

3rd March – Presenting your method and results – C302

10th March – Discussing your results – C302

17th March – Concluding – C302

24th March – Writing the abstract (workshop taken by Simon Cuddihy, Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes) – C304

Wednesdays (and repeated on Fridays) at 1pm – Critical Thinking and Writing with Emma

19th (& 21st) Feb – It says ‘be more critical’.  How? – room C302

26th (& 28th) Feb – Am I a critical thinker? – room C302

5th (& 7th) March –Putting it all together: critical thinking tips room C336

12th (& 14th) March – Freewriting: finding your critical voice – room C302

19th (& 21st) March – How to be a critical reflector? – room C302

Everyone is welcome, no need to book, just turn up on the day!

Many thanks,

The ALS Team

academiclearningsupport@city.ac.uk

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