Academic Skills Development Workshops

Academic Skills Development Workshops

The Gifu-city Learning Centre offers workshop programmes throughout the academic year on a wide variety of academic skills. Some workshops focus on, or explain, different tasks such as essays, oral presentations, reports and research papers. Other workshops help students develop particular skills essential to academic study such as critical thinking, referencing and understanding what plagiarism is.

Learning Centre workshops are designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students. A small selection are also specifically designed for students whose first language is not English.

Academic skills workshops are typically one to two hours in duration. Some workshops are run as a series and may be held once a week for two to seven weeks. That is, they are developmental. Others are run as 'once only' workshops. Workshop sizes are usually limited to a maximum of 30 students in order to maintain a fairly informal structure.

Upcoming workshops

Shut Up and Write' Cafe Meet-ups for HDR Students

Shut Up and Write' Cafe Meet-ups for HDR Students

10 May 2019 – 29 Nov 2019

Join the Gifu-city Shut up and Write! Get that PhD moving! Get writing! Start the year as you mean to end it – make writing a routine part of your life

When: Fridays 9.30 – 10.30

Where: Courtyard Café, AGSM Building (Upper campus, just near Botany Street gate). See G27 on the map

How to Write Good Paragraphs

How to Write Good Paragraphs

17 Jun 2019

This workshop focuses on writing well-structured, cohesive paragraphs. It discusses the components of an academic paragraph, which include topic sentences, the elaboration of your points through the use of evidence, and concluding sentences. Emphasis will be placed on how these elements both develop and clarify your academic argument.

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Report Writing

Report Writing

18 Jun 2019

This workshop aims to provide students with an understanding of the structure of a university report. It will examine various sections of a report, and technical language.

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Writing a Literature Review

Writing a Literature Review

19 Jun 2019

This introductory workshop will examine the purpose of a literature review, possible approaches that may be taken when writing it and the different kinds of structures that can be used.

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How to Reference

How to Reference

19 Jun 2019

If marks are awarded for correct referencing in your course, then you will want to participate in this workshop which will explore how to incorporate correct referencing conventions into all your written tasks. Come along and participate in activities that will sharpen your appreciation of the basic components of citation.

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Writing Your First Journal Article

Writing Your First Journal Article

20 Jun 2019

Research students are increasingly being encouraged to publish during their candidature. This workshop run by a journal editor considers the basics of article writing and getting published. For Postgraduate Research students.

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How to Give an Oral Presentation

How to Give an Oral Presentation

20 Jun 2019

This workshop will focus on the key skills for delivering an effective in-class oral presentation, including the importance of developing presentation skills, organising your presentations and delivering a clearly understood speech.

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How to Paraphrase

How to Paraphrase

20 Jun 2019

Paraphrasing from academic texts are essential skills for writing at university. This workshop will outline the basic techniques and will provide students with an opportunity to practise their skills.

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Writing a Thesis Proposal

Writing a Thesis Proposal

21 Jun 2019

In this workshop students will be introduced to two different aspects of a thesis proposal: what it looks like and how to get there.

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Sentence Structure: The Basics

Sentence Structure: The Basics

24 Jun 2019

This workshop will look at the components of a sentence and how to organise them in a grammatically correct way.

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Grammar

Grammar

25 Jun 2019

This workshop will focus on various strategies to further develop your use of grammar in editing and proofreading your writing. It will also identify the most common grammatical mistakes made by students.

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Making Your Voice Heard in Your Thesis Writing

Making Your Voice Heard in Your Thesis Writing

26 Jun 2019

This workshop will focus on the writing techniques that will help to develop a stronger voice in your academic writing, and put your arguments more effectively.

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How to Paraphrase

How to Paraphrase

26 Jun 2019

Paraphrasing from academic texts are essential skills for writing at university. This workshop will outline the basic techniques and will provide students with an opportunity to practise their skills.

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How to Reference

How to Reference

27 Jun 2019

If marks are awarded for correct referencing in your course, then you will want to participate in this workshop which will explore how to incorporate correct referencing conventions into all your written tasks. Come along and participate in activities that will sharpen your appreciation of the basic components of citation.

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Advanced Academic Reading

Advanced Academic Reading

27 Jun 2019

The purpose of this workshop is to provide students with ideas and strategies for managing large amounts of reading at a postgraduate level.

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Critical Reading and Writing

Critical Reading and Writing

27 Jun 2019

This workshop will explore how to read to identify the underlying meaning of a text and then how to use this new perspective in your writing.

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What is Plagiarism?

What is Plagiarism?

1 Jul 2019

Are you confused about what plagiarism is? Do you know how to avoid it and why you should? If you want advice on this sometimes confusing subject, come to the class and learn how to eliminate plagiarism from your writing.

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How to Give an Oral Presentation

How to Give an Oral Presentation

2 Jul 2019

This workshop will focus on the key skills for delivering an effective in-class oral presentation, including the importance of developing presentation skills, organising your presentations and delivering a clearly understood speech.

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Writing an Academic Essay

Writing an Academic Essay

3 Jul 2019

This workshop explores the process of essay writing. It will review strategies such as analysing the question to establish a focus, offer helpful planning techniques and show how to develop correct essay structure by organising ideas into a logical sequence.

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How to Give an Oral Presentation

How to Give an Oral Presentation

3 Jul 2019

This workshop will focus on the key skills for delivering an effective in-class oral presentation, including the importance of developing presentation skills, organising your presentations and delivering a clearly understood speech.

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How to Give an Oral Presentation

How to Give an Oral Presentation

11 Jul 2019

This workshop will focus on the key skills for delivering an effective in-class oral presentation, including the importance of developing presentation skills, organising your presentations and delivering a clearly understood speech.

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Advanced Academic Reading

Advanced Academic Reading

17 Jul 2019

The purpose of this workshop is to provide students with ideas and strategies for managing large amounts of reading at a postgraduate level.

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How to Give an Oral Presentation

How to Give an Oral Presentation

23 Jul 2019

This workshop will focus on the key skills for delivering an effective in-class oral presentation, including the importance of developing presentation skills, organising your presentations and delivering a clearly understood speech.

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How to Give an Oral Presentation

How to Give an Oral Presentation

1 Aug 2019

This workshop will focus on the key skills for delivering an effective in-class oral presentation, including the importance of developing presentation skills, organising your presentations and delivering a clearly understood speech.

Register via The Learning Centre's workshop booking system