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Enabling Services: Effective reading techniques

For: Date: Time: Location: Students engaged with enabling services
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
14:00 - 14:45
Hartley Library, ATS Office Rm 2073
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This workshop will explore the difficulties faced by individuals with a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia and introduces strategies for aquiring higher level reading skills. The aim of the workshop is to improve the acquisition and retention fo new information, by looking at different reading techniques such as skimming, scanning, close reading and active reading.

Academic Writing: Introduction to Academic Writing

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This interactive and collaborative workshop introduces you to the concept and practice of academic writing. We will consider some of the underlying principles of good academic writing, and also cover the main stylistic conventions to achieve a clear and formal writing style. Please note that this is an introductory session to academic writing. Other workshops are available for more detailed guidance on specific parts of the academic writing process.

Writing the Dissertation: the Literature Review

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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Please note that this session is for students working on their undergraduate dissertation. The Library will be running sessions in the summer for students doing their postgraduate dissertation.

This workshop provides guidance on structuring and developing a literature review chapter, or section, for an undergraduate dissertation. The session briefly covers the main conventions of a literature review, before focusing on different structural approaches and techniques to help you synthesise literature. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students. See this page for more workshops in the series

Writing the Dissertation: the Methods or Methodology

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Thursday, February 21, 2019
13:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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Please note that this session is for students working on their undergraduate dissertation. The Library will be running sessions in the summer for students doing their postgraduate dissertation.

This workshop provides guidance on writing a methods or methodology chapter for an undergraduate dissertation. The session covers the main conventions of a methods or methodology chapter and also focuses on practical ways of structuring the chapter in a clear and coherent way. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Academic Writing: Introduction to Academic Writing

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Monday, February 25, 2019
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This interactive and collaborative workshop introduces you to the concept and practice of academic writing. We will consider some of the underlying principles of good academic writing, and also cover the main stylistic conventions to achieve a clear and formal writing style. Please note that this is an introductory session to academic writing. Other workshops are available for more detailed guidance on specific parts of the academic writing process.

Enabling Services: Reflective Writing

For: Date: Time: Location: Students engaged with Enabling Services
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
10:00 - 10:45
WSA 63 West/1165
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Designed for students with a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, this bitesize workshop will address the challenges of reflective writing and how to overcome them by providing you with top tops and techniques for writing reflectively. This will include identifying key vocabulary for reflective writing and demonstrating the use of writing frame templates to boost your reflective writing marks. For more information on Enabling Services and the support available, please follow this link; https://www.southampton.ac.uk/edusupport/index.page.

Writing the Dissertation: the Methods or Methodology

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
13:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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Please note that this session is for students working on their undergraduate dissertation. The Library will be running sessions in the summer for students doing their postgraduate dissertation.

This workshop provides guidance on writing a methods or methodology chapter for an undergraduate dissertation. The session covers the main conventions of a methods or methodology chapter and also focuses on practical ways of structuring the chapter in a clear and coherent way. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (2D)
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A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking - what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Academic Writing: Structuring an Academic Assignment

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Monday, March 04, 2019
12:30 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This interactive and collaborative workshop will guide you through the process of structuring an academic assignment. In particular, the focus will be on the traditional three-part essay structure, although the content covered in the session will also be relevant to different styles and genres of academic writing. We will consider the necessary components of an introduction and conclusion. We will also cover the structural principles that govern a clear and coherent main body.

Writing the Dissertation: the Results and Discussion

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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Please note that this session is for students working on their undergraduate dissertation. The Library will be running sessions in the summer for students doing their postgraduate dissertation.

This workshop provides guidance on writing the results and discussion chapters, or chapter, for an undergraduate dissertation. The session clarifies the difference between the two, before covering the main conventions that characterise these sections, such as using tables and figures. The session also focuses on the different ways you can structure your results and discussion. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Proofreading - the basics

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Thursday, March 07, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (Academic Skills Hub)
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This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc.

Academic Writing: Critical Analysis

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Friday, March 08, 2019
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This interactive and collaborative workshop will help you to develop your understanding and application of critical analysis when writing an academic assignment. We will work towards a clearer definition of critical analysis and establish a transferable model to help guide and shape your writing in a critical fashion. We will also look at examples of academic writing to see how critical analysis can be applied in effective way.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (2D)
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A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking - what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Writing the Dissertation: the Results and Discussion

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
13:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

Please note that this session is for students working on their undergraduate dissertation. The Library will be running sessions in the summer for students doing their postgraduate dissertation.

This workshop provides guidance on writing the results and discussion chapters, or chapter, for an undergraduate dissertation. The session clarifies the difference between the two, before covering the main conventions that characterise these sections, such as using tables and figures. The session also focuses on the different ways you can structure your results and discussion. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Academic Writing: Structuring an Academic Assignment

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
12:00 - 13:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This interactive and collaborative workshop will guide you through the process of structuring an academic assignment. In particular, the focus will be on the traditional three-part essay structure, although the content covered in the session will also be relevant to different styles and genres of academic writing. We will consider the necessary components of an introduction and conclusion. We will also cover the structural principles that govern a clear and coherent main body.

Enabling Services: Reading critically and taking effective notes

For: Date: Time: Location: Students engaged with enabling services
Thursday, March 14, 2019
14:00 - 14:45
Hartley Library, ATS Office Rm 2073
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This workshop will introduce methods and tools to help you to read and rite critically, and to draw conclusions. The workshop will focus on: What is meant by 'an argument,' assumptions and the need to consider other possibilities, to question, contrast and campare sources.You are encouraged to bring material for practical activities.

Academic Writing: Critical Analysis

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:30 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This interactive and collaborative workshop will help you to develop your understanding and application of critical analysis when writing an academic assignment. We will work towards a clearer definition of critical analysis and establish a transferable model to help guide and shape your writing in a critical fashion. We will also look at examples of academic writing to see how critical analysis can be applied in effective way.

Proofreading - the basics

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Thursday, March 21, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (Academic Skills Hub)
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This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc.

Writing the Dissertation: the Introduction and Conclusion

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Thursday, March 21, 2019
13:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

Please note that this session is for students working on their undergraduate dissertation. The Library will be running sessions in the summer for students doing their postgraduate dissertation.

This workshop provides guidance on writing the introduction and conclusion of an undergraduate dissertation. Whilst often overlooked in the context of the whole dissertation, this session emphasises the importance of both chapters and how they work together to frame the dissertation. In particular, the session focuses on how to structure both chapters. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Writing the Dissertation: the Introduction and Conclusion

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

Please note that this session is for students working on their undergraduate dissertation. The Library will be running sessions in the summer for students doing their postgraduate dissertation.

This workshop provides guidance on writing the introduction and conclusion of an undergraduate dissertation. Whilst often overlooked in the context of the whole dissertation, this session emphasises the importance of both chapters and how they work together to frame the dissertation. In particular, the session focuses on how to structure both chapters. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Wednesay, April 03, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking - what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Proofreading - the basics

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Friday, April 05, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (Academic Skills Hub)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc.

Proofreading - the basics

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Thursday, May 09, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (Academic Skills Hub)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc.

Enabling Services: Effective reading techniques

For: Date: Time: Location: Students engaged with enabling services
Friday, May 10, 2019
14:00 - 14:45
Hartley Library, ATS Office Rm 2073
Book Now

The course is suitable for students with dyslexia/SpLD. This workshop will explore the difficulties faced by students/individuals with dyslexia/SpLD and introduce strategies for acquiring higher level reading skills. The workshop will look at different reading techniques – scanning, skimming, close reading and active reading.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking - what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Proofreading - the basics

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (Academic Skills Hub)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Friday, June 14, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking - what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Proofreading - the basics

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Thursday, June 20, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (Academic Skills Hub)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc.

Proofreading - the basics

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Friday, July 05, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (Academic Skills Hub)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All students
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
12:15 - 13:00
Hartley Library, Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking - what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.