All workshops will be available to book the week of 26 September, just prior to the beginning of Autumn term.

Lunchtime workshops are intended for undergraduate students. Booking is required. Please book by clicking the link for the session(s) you choose.

Academic skills

Critical evaluation of sources

Critical evaluation of sources 

Being able to critically evaluate the academic information you read in peer-reviewed articles, reviews and conference papers will help you save time while studying and assist you in writing clearer assignments. In this session you will discover why critical evaluation of sources is important, identify and utilise tips and tools to help you critically evaluate more effectively, and receive a brief introduction to evaluating statistics. 

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • understand what critical evaluation is and why it is important
  • identify and use strategies to help you critically evaluate more effectively
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 24 November 2022  13.00 - 14.00   Group Study Room 2A Book 
7 December 2022  12.00 - 13.00  Online Book 
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Preparing your first literature review

Preparing your first literature review

You will learn what a literature review is and get advice on how to prepare one, even if you have never done this type of writing before. Find out about effective reading strategies, selecting and evaluating suitable academic sources, and organising your literature review. 

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • identify the difference between the research and writing processes of a literature review
  • identify the key stages of preparing a literature review
  • understand the importance of effective source selection and evaluation
  • start planning the structure of a literature review 
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 22 November 2022  12.00 - 13.00   Training Room 2 Book 
 6 December 2022  13.00 - 14.00  Online Book 
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Strategies for note-taking

Strategies for note-taking

This workshop will introduce you to three methods for note-taking from texts and lectures (linear, mind-mapping and Cornell). You will have an opportunity to practice using hands-on exercises. We will also introduce apps available through Imperial to support note-taking strategies. 

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • develop an understanding of methods and strategies for taking notes from online lectures and reading texts
  • differentiate between three note-taking strategies and choose one for your own academic practice
  • apply a note-taking method to a close reading of a short text 
  • understand the benefits of using apps for note-taking
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27 October 2022 12.00 - 13.00 Training Room 2 Book 
 8 November 2022 12.00 - 13.00 Online Book 
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Strategies for effective revision and online assessment

Strategies for effective revision and online assessment

This session will cover revision strategies and relevant assessment process with special focus on Timed Remote assessments. (TRA). You will also be introduced to the range of existing resources on processes, conditions, and regulations and consider how to effectively apply these to support your own revision toolkit.
 

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate your current practice for revising
  • List the assessment processes, conditions, and regulations relevant to your context (noting specifically, those that apply to online environments)
  • Apply existing resources effectively to support your own revision toolkit
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 16 November 2022  12.00 - 13.00  Online Book      
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