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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 
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 9 March 2022  13.00 - 14.00   Online  Book
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Preparing for assessed presentations

Preparing for assessed presentations 

In this session you will identify the purpose of your presentation, understand your audience and develop a toolkit and techniques to communicate your message. You will improve your understanding of how to structure your presentation and discover ways to build confidence when presenting. 

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

  • identify the purpose of your presentation and your audience
  • employ a variety of tools and techniques to communicate your message
  • structure your presentation
  • build confidence when presenting 
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 8 February 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, 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 
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 3 February 2022  12.00 - 13.00   Online Book
15 March 2022  13.00 - 14.00  Online Book
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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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11 January 2022 12.00 - 13.00 Online Cancelled
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Strategies for effective revision & online assessment

Strategies for effective revision & 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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 1 February 2022  12.00 - 13.00  Online
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