Learning Centre workshops at Cumberland Campus

Please note: These workshops will be held at the Cumberland Campus and are for Health Science students.


Academic Reading and Writing Workshops (Cumberland Campus)

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  • Introduction to Critical Reading
    Tuesday 5 March 12-2pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campus
    Target group: undergraduates. Bring: example of course reading. Introduces process of critical thinking and reading, practises strategies for evaluating and asking critical questions about readings.
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  • Quoting, Summarising and Paraphrasing Evidence
    Thursday 7 March 11am-1pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campus
    Target group: all students. Helps you to identify the differences between quoting and reporting, and gives practice in language strategies to help avoid plagiarism.
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  • Critical Reading of a Research Article
    Tuesday 12 March 12-2pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campus
    Target group: senior undergraduates (3rd year +), Masters and doctoral students. Bring: journal article from field of study. Covers interpreting and asking critical questions about a text and its subject matter.
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  • Analysing an Assignment Question
    Thursday 14 March 11am-1pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campus
    Target group: undergraduates, Masters by coursework. Provides strategies for identifying the focus of the question and investigating how the wording.
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  • Planning an Assignment
    Thursday 21 March 11am-1pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campus
    Target group: undergraduates, Masters by coursework. Covers the planning and structure of written assignments.
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  • Reading for Effective Notetaking
    Tuesday 26 March 12-2pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campus
    Target group: undergraduates, Masters by coursework. Bring: example of course reading. Practises strategies for thoughtful note-taking and summarising by identifying structure of text using two different types of text.
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  • Analytical Writing
    Thur 28 March 11am-1pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campus
    Target group: undergraduates, Masters by coursework. Looks at the differences between analytical and descriptive writing, and the process involved in developing an analytical approach to ideas and information.
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  • Clearer Writing (Units 1 and 2) Tuesday 2 April 12-2pm
    Clearer Writing (Units 3 and 4) Thursday 4 April 11am1pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campus
    Target group: all students. Bring: draft of writing. Aims to make explicit the linking structures in English which make writing clear and logical and includes writing practice in using these structures.
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  • Using Evidence in Essays
    Tuesday 9 April 12-2pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campus
    Target group: undergraduates, Masters by coursework. Covers evaluating sources of evidence, using evidence critically and to support your argument, synthesizing evidence to find patterns and develop your argument and paraphrasing skills.
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  • Quoting, Summarising and Paraphrasing Evidence
    Thrusday 11 April 11am-1pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campus
    Target group: all students. Helps you to identify the differences between quoting and reporting, and gives practice in language strategies to help avoid plagiarism.
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  • Writing in an Academic Style
    Part 1 – Tuesday 16 April 12-2pm
    Part 2 – Thursday 18 April 11am-1pm
    Part 3 – Thrusday 2 May 11am-1pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campus
    Target group: all students. Bring: draft of current writing. Focuses on some of the characteristics of successful academic writing across all disciplines, e.g. formality, objectivity, conciseness and impersonality.
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  • Writing a Critical Review of a Journal Article
    Tuesday 7 May 12-2pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campus
    Target group: undergraduates, postgraduate students (coursework/research). Bring (if possible): the article to be critically reviewed. Covers developing and demonstrating a critical perspective in a critical review of a journal article. Includes examples, language features and writing practice.
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  • Critical Reflection in the Social and Health Sciences
    Thursday 9 May 11am-1pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campus
    Target group: all students. This workshop will be helpful for students who are required to describe and reflect on a critical incident; critically respond to and reflect on a real-life scenario; or explain a personal or professional experience from a theoretical perspective in order to demonstrate critical reflection and transform disciplinary knowledge in the social and health sciences.
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  • Quoting, Summarising and Paraphrasing Evidence
    Tuesday 14 May 12-2pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campus
    Target group: all students. Helps you to identify the differences between quoting and reporting, and gives practice in language strategies to help avoid plagiarism.
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  • Preparing for Exams
    Thursday 16 May 11am-1pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campus
    Target group: undergraduates, Masters coursework. Covers exam revision schedules, exam performance strategies including managing time and dealing with exam anxiety.
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  • Quoting, Summarising and Paraphrasing Evidence
    Tuesday 21 May 12-2pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campus
    Target group: all students. Helps you to identify the differences between quoting and reporting, and gives practice in language strategies to help avoid plagiarism.
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  • Quoting, Summarising and Paraphrasing Evidence
    Thursday 23 May 11am-1pm
    Room M409, M Block, Cumberland Campu
    Target group: all students. Helps you to identify the differences between quoting and reporting, and gives practice in language strategies to help avoid plagiarism.
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