SOAS University of London

Learning and Teaching Development

Study Skills Workshops

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Planning, Structuring and Editing an essay

Maria Rijo

Essays are not just about putting pen to paper, but what you do before. This workshop will teach the step-by-step process of planning, structuring and writing an essay.

15 January 2019, 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.

22 January 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

23 January 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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.

25 January 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Essay Writing for Undergraduate Students

Joanna Nolan

An introduction to successful essay writing for Undergraduate students

29 January 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Academic Writing

Angela Gallagher-Brett
30 January 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 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.

31 January 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 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.

5 February 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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.

6 February 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 286, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Effectively 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.

8 February 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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.

22 February 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

How to check your argument – Proofreading strategies

Joanna Nolan

This workshop is designed to teach students how to effectively and efficiently proofread or check their own written arguments. It will cover theoretical dos and don’ts as well as teach students practical strategies they can apply to their own work

26 February 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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.

27 February 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Academic Writing

Angela Gallagher-Brett
6 March 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 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.

7 March 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Essay Writing for Undergraduate Students

Joanna Nolan

An introduction to successful essay writing for Undergraduate students

12 March 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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.

13 March 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 286, 5:00 PM - 7:00 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.

14 March 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Critical Thinking

Mehmet Izbudak

This workshop is directed at students who wish to make their thinking, reading and presentation clear, effective and precise.

15 March 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM