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

22 Jan 2019 – 30 Apr 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: Tuesdays 9.30 – 10.30

Where: Courtyard Café, AGSM Building (Upper campus, just near Botany Street gate). See G27 on the map:  http://fmtoolbox.unsw.edu.au/comms/KensingtonCampus

How to Write Good Paragraphs

How to Write Good Paragraphs

22 Mar 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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Making Your Voice Heard in Your Thesis Writing

Making Your Voice Heard in Your Thesis Writing

25 Mar 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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Reflective Writing

Reflective Writing

25 Mar 2019

Many uni assignments involve a reflective component. This workshop will look at the purpose and conventions of reflective writing at university. We will discuss different kinds of reflection as well as writing style.

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Writing Your First Journal Article

Writing Your First Journal Article

26 Mar 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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Report Writing

Report Writing

26 Mar 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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How to Reference

How to Reference

27 Mar 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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Grammar

Grammar

27 Mar 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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Critical Reading and Writing

Critical Reading and Writing

28 Mar 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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How to Give an Oral Presentation

How to Give an Oral Presentation

28 Mar 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 Research for Your Assignments

How to Research for Your Assignments

29 Mar 2019

This workshop deals specifically with the early steps in the process of essay and assignment writing, giving students practical strategies to deal with analysing essay/assignment questions; formulating a thesis or point of view; choosing keywords and using catalogues/databases to find relevant research materials. This workshop will benefit first-year students, or anyone who feels that their research process needs focus and direction.

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Writing a Literature Review

Writing a Literature Review

1 Apr 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

1 Apr 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.

Register via The Learning Centre's workshop booking system

Paraphrasing and Summarising Academic Texts

Paraphrasing and Summarising Academic Texts

2 Apr 2019

Summary writing and 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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Grammar Workshop: Sentences

Grammar Workshop: Sentences

2 Apr 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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Essay Writing for Postgraduates

Essay Writing for Postgraduates

3 Apr 2019

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

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Reflective Writing

Reflective Writing

3 Apr 2019

IMany uni assignments involve a reflective component. This workshop will look at the purpose and conventions of reflective writing at university. We will discuss different kinds of reflection as well as writing style.

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Pronunciation

Pronunciation

4 Apr 2019

This workshop focuses on pronunciation and speaking skills. It looks at practical ways and approaches to enhancing your pronunciation, word and sentence stress and intonation use.

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Pronunciation

Pronunciation

4 Apr 2019

This workshop focuses on pronunciation and speaking skills. It looks at practical ways and approaches to enhancing your pronunciation, word and sentence stress and intonation use.

Register via The Learning Centre's workshop booking system

Writing a Thesis Proposal

Writing a Thesis Proposal

5 Apr 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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Writing a Thesis Proposal

Writing a Thesis Proposal

8 Apr 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.

Register via The Learning Centre's workshop booking system

Grammar

Grammar

8 Apr 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.

Register via The Learning Centre's workshop booking system

Report Writing

Report Writing

9 Apr 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.

Register via The Learning Centre's workshop booking system

Developing Academic Arguments

Developing Academic Arguments

10 Apr 2019

This workshop will discuss several ways to build an academic argument. In doing this it will examine a number of paragraphs produced by students. Topics to be covered include the importance of good notes, the language of academic arguments and how to make your arguments sufficiently deep.

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Grammar Workshop: Verbs and Tenses

Grammar Workshop: Verbs and Tenses

10 Apr 2019

Using verbs in writing can be intricate, but they convey subtle meanings to the reader. Come to this workshop to learn the messages conveyed by verb tenses - then surprise your readers with your precision.

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Writing Your First Journal Article

Writing Your First Journal Article

11 Apr 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.

Register via The Learning Centre's workshop booking system

 

Reflective Writing

Reflective Writing

11 Apr 2019

IMany uni assignments involve a reflective component. This workshop will look at the purpose and conventions of reflective writing at university. We will discuss different kinds of reflection as well as writing style.

Register via The Learning Centre's workshop booking system

Writing a Literature Review

Writing a Literature Review

12 Apr 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.

Register via The Learning Centre's workshop booking system

Reflective Writing

Reflective Writing

15 Apr 2019

IMany uni assignments involve a reflective component. This workshop will look at the purpose and conventions of reflective writing at university. We will discuss different kinds of reflection as well as writing style.

Register via The Learning Centre's workshop booking system

Critical Reading and Writing

Critical Reading and Writing

17 Apr 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.

Register via The Learning Centre's workshop booking system

Paraphrasing and Summarising Academic Texts

Paraphrasing and Summarising Academic Texts

18 Apr 2019

Summary writing and 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.

Register via The Learning Centre's workshop booking system

Writing Your First Journal Article

Writing Your First Journal Article

23 Apr 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.

Register via The Learning Centre's workshop booking system