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 tips and tools to help you critically evaluate more effectively 
Workshop dates
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 24 November 2020 13.00 - 14.00 Online Fully Booked
10 December 2020 13.00 - 14.00 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, 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
  • explain the importance of effective source selection and evaluation
  • start planning the structure of a literature review 
Workshop dates
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 03 December 2020  13.00 - 14.00 Online
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Strategies for note-taking

Strategies for note-taking

This session will introduce strategies for note-taking from texts and lectures. You will be introduced to recognised methods for note-taking and practice them using hands-on exercises. You will also be introduced to apps available through Imperial to help with note-taking. 

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 the Cornell method of note taking 
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28 October 2020 12.00 - 13.00
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24 November 2020 12.00 - 13.00  Online Book
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