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Study Skills Workshops

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Exam Techniques

Ben Mason

At this point your exams may seem like they are a long way away, however if you begin to plan and prepare for what lies ahead now you are more likely to succeed and fulfill your potential. So come along to this workshop which looks at the key skills required when preparing and doing an exam at SOAS.

16 February 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Preparing for your Masters Dissertation

Tony Corballis

This workshop is for Taught Masters students who would like some help thinking about and planning their Dissertation.

17 February 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Effective Academic Writing

Fiona Prendergast/ Sultan Wadud

An introduction to successful essay writing for Undergraduate students

18 February 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Listening to Lectures & Note-Taking

Ben Mason

In an academic context you have to re-learn how you listen and take notes. Both skills are important for future essay writing and exam preparation. This workshop has been designed to help you develop the listening and note-taking skills required for lectures and seminars at SOAS.

19 February 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Dealing with Study Stress

Alison Barty

This session will give you an opportunity to identify the factors which lead to study stress and help you develop coping strategies including an introduction to simple relaxation techniques.

19 February 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Reading and Note-Taking

Ben Mason

This session addresses the most common problems encountered by students when reading and taking notes.

23 February 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Essay Writing Essentials

Fiona Prendergast

An introduction to successful essay writing for Undergraduate students

23 February 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hot Tips for Writing at Postgraduate Level

Fiona Prendergast

This workshop provides a quick half hour of tips for writing at Masters level, followed by the chance to ask/answer questions in a supportive, collaborative environment.

23 February 2016, Faber Building, 23/24 Russell Square, FG01, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Preparing for your Masters Dissertation

Tony Corballis

This workshop is for Taught Masters students who would like some help thinking about and planning their Dissertation.

24 February 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Presentation Skills

Fiona Prendergast

This workshop provides advise on presentation skills, followed by the chance to ask/answer questions in a supportive, collaborative environment.

25 February 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Exam Techniques

Ben Mason

At this point your exams may seem like they are a long way away, however if you begin to plan and prepare for what lies ahead now you are more likely to succeed and fulfill your potential. So come along to this workshop which looks at the key skills required when preparing and doing an exam at SOAS.

26 February 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Referencing Made Easier (Referencing Surgery)

Fiona Prendergast/ Sultan Wadud

This session will introduce RefMe, a free online tool to help you create citations, reference lists and bibliographies in any format. This will be accompanied by a referencing 'surgery' to review referencing and citation conventions, focusing on your own individual queries.

29 February 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, E17, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Listening to Lectures & Note-Taking

Ben Mason

In an academic context you have to re-learn how you listen and take notes. Both skills are important for future essay writing and exam preparation. This workshop has been designed to help you develop the listening and note-taking skills required for lectures and seminars at SOAS.

29 February 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Preparing for your Masters Dissertation

Tony Corballis

This workshop is for Taught Masters students who would like some help thinking about and planning their Dissertation.

1 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hot Tips for Writing at Postgraduate Level

Fiona Prendergast

This workshop provides a quick half hour of tips for writing at Masters level, followed by the chance to ask/answer questions in a supportive, collaborative environment.

1 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mindmapping Techniques for Essays and Revision

Fiona Prendergast/ Sultan Wadud

This interactive session aims to introduce you to various (free) online tools, such as Mindmup and Padlet, to help you generate and organise ideas for unpacking your essay questions, plan your academic writing assignments, and actively review your material for exams.

1 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, E17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Procrastination Workshop

Alison Barty

If you find you struggle with procrastination, this workshop may help you break familiar habits - and reduce the pressure.

1 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Referencing Made Easier (Referencing Surgery)

Fiona Prendergast/ Sultan Wadud

This session will introduce RefMe, a free online tool to help you create citations, reference lists and bibliographies in any format. This will be accompanied by a referencing 'surgery' to review referencing and citation conventions, focusing on your own individual queries.

3 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, E17, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Planning and Writing an ISP

Tony Corballis

The aim of this workshop is to provide students with strategies for generating focused research questions and to hone the necessary writing skills needed to produce a clear and coherent ISP. It also looks at general issues of carrying out undergraduate research, as well as how to write a literature review.

4 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Procrastination Workshop

Alison Barty

If you find you struggle with procrastination, this workshop may help you break familiar habits - and reduce the pressure.

4 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Essay Writing Essentials

Fiona Prendergast

An introduction to successful essay writing for Undergraduate students

8 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Exam Techniques

Ben Mason

At this point your exams may seem like they are a long way away, however if you begin to plan and prepare for what lies ahead now you are more likely to succeed and fulfill your potential. So come along to this workshop which looks at the key skills required when preparing and doing an exam at SOAS.

8 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Dealing with Exam Pressure

Alison Barty

This workshop looks at ways to reduce stress and anxiety during exam periods.

8 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Referencing Made Easier (Referencing Surgery)

Fiona Prendergast/ Sultan Wadud

This session will introduce RefMe, a free online tool to help you create citations, reference lists and bibliographies in any format. This will be accompanied by a referencing 'surgery' to review referencing and citation conventions, focusing on your own individual queries.

8 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, E17, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Planning and Writing an ISP

Tony Corballis

The aim of this workshop is to provide students with strategies for generating focused research questions and to hone the necessary writing skills needed to produce a clear and coherent ISP. It also looks at general issues of carrying out undergraduate research, as well as how to write a literature review.

9 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Mindmapping Techniques for Essays and Revision

Fiona Prendergast/ Sultan Wadud

This interactive session aims to introduce you to various (free) online tools, such as Mindmup and Padlet, to help you generate and organise ideas for unpacking your essay questions, plan your academic writing assignments, and actively review your material for exams.

9 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, E17, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Postgraduate Essay Writing (for Masters Students)

Tony Corballis

This workshop is aimed at Masters students who wish to find out more about essay planning, structure and and the use of a specific academic writing style.

10 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Referencing Made Easier (Referencing Surgery)

Fiona Prendergast/ Sultan Wadud

This session will introduce RefMe, a free online tool to help you create citations, reference lists and bibliographies in any format. This will be accompanied by a referencing 'surgery' to review referencing and citation conventions, focusing on your own individual queries.

10 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, E17, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Exam Techniques

Ben Mason

At this point your exams may seem like they are a long way away, however if you begin to plan and prepare for what lies ahead now you are more likely to succeed and fulfill your potential. So come along to this workshop which looks at the key skills required when preparing and doing an exam at SOAS.

11 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dissertation Q&A Session for Masters Students

Mehmet Izbudak

This session is for Masters students who wish to discuss questions they may have about the dissertation writing & planning process.

15 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Exam Techniques

Ben Mason

At this point your exams may seem like they are a long way away, however if you begin to plan and prepare for what lies ahead now you are more likely to succeed and fulfill your potential. So come along to this workshop which looks at the key skills required when preparing and doing an exam at SOAS.

15 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Preparing for your Masters Dissertation

Tony Corballis

This workshop is for Taught Masters students who would like some help thinking about and planning their Dissertation.

16 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Reading and Note-Taking for the Masters Dissertation

Ben Mason

This session addresses the most common problems encountered by students when reading and taking notes in preparation for their masters dissertation.

18 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Dissertation Q&A Session for Masters Students

Mehmet Izbudak

This session is for Masters students who wish to discuss questions they may have about the dissertation writing & planning process.

18 March 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tools for Revision

Fiona Prendergast/ Sultan Wadud

This interactive session aims to give you a headstart on revision, with an overview of some of the many online tools for personal time management and mindmapping, such as Remember the Milk, Rescue Time and Mindmup.

20 April 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, E17, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tools for Revision

Fiona Prendergast/ Sultan Wadud

This interactive session aims to give you a headstart on revision, with an overview of some of the many online tools for personal time management and mindmapping, such as Remember the Milk, Rescue Time and Mindmup.

26 April 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, E17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tools for Revision

Fiona Prendergast/ Sultan Wadud

This interactive session aims to give you a headstart on revision, with an overview of some of the many online tools for personal time management and mindmapping, such as Remember the Milk, Rescue Time and Mindmup.

5 May 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, E35, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tools for Revision

Fiona Prendergast/ Sultan Wadud

This interactive session aims to give you a headstart on revision, with an overview of some of the many online tools for personal time management and mindmapping, such as Remember the Milk, Rescue Time and Mindmup.

10 May 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, E35, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tools for Dissertations

Fiona Prendergast/ Sultan Wadud

This interactive session aims to give an overview of some of the many online tools useful in continuing your work over the next few months, such as those for personal time management, mindmapping, and referencing such as Rescue Time, Mindmup and RefMe.

2 June 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, E35, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tools for Dissertations

Fiona Prendergast/ Sultan Wadud

This interactive session aims to give an overview of some of the many online tools useful in continuing your work over the next few months, such as those for personal time management, mindmapping, and referencing such as Rescue Time, Mindmup and RefMe.

7 June 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, E35, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM