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2017

February

21/02/17
  • Maximising your Reading
  • Maria Rijo
  • This workshop offers students the tips and tools to read quicker, understand text better without memorising, and remember the content of their readings. The first section of the workshop focuses on theory, and the second section allows student to apply this through a series of practical exercises.

23/02/17
  • Postgraduate Essay Writing
  • Tony Corballis
  • This workshop provides the tools for taught Masters students to write successful essays.

28/02/17
  • Presenting a paper
  • Angela Gallagher-Brett
  • This interactive workshop tackles some of the ‘dos and don’ts’ of giving a paper and provides practical suggestions for delivering effective presentations and engaging with audiences in tutorials, seminars and conferences.

28/02/17

March

01/03/17
  • Preparing for your Masters Dissertation
  • Tony Corballis
  • Often writing a dissertation can seem like a daunting task. This workshop is for taught Masters students who would like some help thinking about, and planning their dissertations.

03/03/17
  • Effective Lecturing Skills [PDHEP Unit 2.3]
  • This workshop is hands-on and interactive, offering tips on how to give an effective lecture. It is designed to help candidates make the best use of their voice and body language so that lectures are delivered in a way that captures and holds the student's interest.

03/03/17
06/03/17
  • Exam Techniques
  • Anais da Fonseca
  • Your exams are not too far away, but 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.

08/03/17
  • Essay Writing Surgery
  • Robin Steedman
  • This workshop looks at ways of employing specific writing strategies to develop your academic writing skills. Through practical activities, it will help you to implement strategies to transform critical thinking into critical writing.

09/03/17
  • Preparing for your Masters Dissertation
  • Tony Corballis
  • Often writing a dissertation can seem like a daunting task. This workshop is for taught Masters students who would like some help thinking about, and planning their dissertations.

15/03/17
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mehmet Izbudak
  • This workshop is directed at students who wish to make their thinking, reading and presentation clear, effective and precise.

15/03/17
  • Effectivley identifying resources
  • Maria Rijo
  • Being given extensive lists of readings for each lecture in a term, as well as having plenty of choices made available on the multiple search engines in the library, knowing what to select and to prioritise is frequently a problem. This workshop offers students tips on how to efficiently identify core readings crucial to essays, presentations and dissertation plans.

16/03/17
  • 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.

17/03/17
  • From an interest to a research question
  • Maria Rijo
  • Learn the step by step process of going from an idea, to a research question and finally a successfully drafted dissertation plan in this workshop.

21/03/17
  • Exam Techniques
  • Anais da Fonseca
  • Your exams are not too far away, but 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.

23/03/17
24/03/17
  • Preparing for your Masters Dissertation
  • Tony Corballis
  • Often writing a dissertation can seem like a daunting task. This workshop is for taught Masters students who would like some help thinking about, and planning their dissertations.