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Studywise Workshops

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Studywise Workshops

By RGrant 06 Feb 2020

StudyWise is a comprehensive programme of academic skills workshops run by the Study Skills Team 

The workshops are open to all RGU students and free to attend. A list of available sessions and online booking is available below.



New sessions are available now!

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Academic Writing

Academic Writing: Academic Writing Style

This session will cover what's expected of writing at undergraduate level, emphasising the importance of being precise, formal and evidence-based.

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Date: 28/02/2020 | Time: 11:00-12:00 | Location: ABS 118

Academic Writing: Critical Analytical Writing

This session aims to define the meaning of critical and analytical writing, and introduces a range of useful vocabulary for better quality essays.

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Date: 19/02/2020 | Time: 14:00-15:00 | Location: ABS 213

Academic Writing: Critical Thinking And Reading

At university, you are required to develop a critical approach to what you learn.  This session will help you to understand what it means to think critically and will guide you on how to be a more critical reader.

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Date: 04/02/2020 | Time: 11:00-12:00 | Location: H 504

Academic Writing: Expand Your Critical Thinking

This practical session examines how authors employ critical analysis within their writing.

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Date: 25/02/2020 | Time: 13:00-14:00 | Location: H 606

Academic Writing: Impress With Your Sentences

Can sentences be impressive?  Yes they can!  Add some flair to your sentences by drawing on conjunctive adverbs and varying sentence length.  Come along to this session to find out more!

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Date: 26/02/2020 | Time: 15:00-15:30 | Location: Online

Academic Writing: Make Your Writing Flow

What do markers mean by ‘flow’?  How can you use techniques like signposting to increase the flow of your writing?  In this session you will find out about the techniques you can use to create a cohesive paragraph.

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Date: 26/02/2020 | Time: 15:30-16:00 | Location: Online

Academic Writing: Masters Level Writing

At postgraduate level, there is increased emphasis on synthesising and critically analysing information in academic assignments.  This session will highlight key areas of academic writing development for postgraduates, using practical examples and tasks.

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Date: 13/02/2020 | Time: 10:00-11:00 | Location: ABS 213

Academic Writing: Planning Your Assignment

A well-structured essay relies on a plan.  But how do you make an essay plan?  In this half-hour class we cover two types of plans that you can employ when approaching your assignments.

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Date: 12/02/2020 | Time: 14:00-14:30 | Location: H 407

Academic Writing: Structuring Your Essay

In this session we set out common ways of structuring an essay and how you might use different structures to best effect.

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Date: 12/02/2020 | Time: 14:30-15:00 | Location: H 407

Academic Writing: Writing Your Research Proposal

Research proposals are specific forms of assessment with their own conventions and requirements.  In this interactive session, we will examine the typical format of a research proposal as well as the writing style you will be expected to adopt.  

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Date: 19/02/2020 | Time: 14:00-15:00 | Location: ABS 117

English Language

Developing Academic Writing Skills For International Students (All Levels)

Session 2: Writing Introductions, Conclusions & Paragraphs

Writing a well-structured paragraph is fundamental to good academic writing. This session will give you the tools to be able to write effective paragraphs, it will also look at how to structure and what to include in introductions and conclusions.

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Date: 12/02/2020 | Time: 14:00-15:00 | Location: H 503

Session 3: Identifying Relevant Material & Reading Skills

An essential part of academic writing is using evidence in your work. This session outlines techniques to be able to help you identify appropriate sources, and it will also look at how to read these resources effectively in order to gather relevant information.

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Date: 26/02/2020 | Time: 14:00-15:00 | Location: H 504

Session 4: Summarising, Paraphrasing & Incorporating Sources

This session explores various techniques for summarising and paraphrasing.  It also focuses on the incorporation of sources in academic work.

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Date: 04/03/2020 | Time: 14:00-15:00 | Location: ABS 117

Session 5: Critical Analysis & Analytical Writing

This fifth and final session focuses on developing an awareness of critical thinking and explores common phrases used in critical writing.

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Date: 11/03/2020 | Time: 15:00-16:00 | Location: N 311

Maths & Stats

Maths & Stats: Basics of SPSS

An overview of SPSS variables, data input, output files, SPSS menus, splitting data, formatting Excel files for SPSS, boxplots and outliers, histograms, skewness and kurtosis as well as a brief overview of resources useful for deciding on choice of statistical test.

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Date: 20/02/2020 | Time: 14:00-15:00 | Location: Online

Maths & Stats: Numerical Reasoning

This session will be useful for students looking to refresh or improve their basic numeracy skills either with a view to employer numerical reasoning tests preparation.

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Date: 26/02/2020 | Time: 14:00-15:00 | Location: Online

Maths & Stats: Questionnaires, Sampling & Data Analysis

This workshop will provide an overview of questionnaire design, sampling and data analysis.

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Date: 13/02/2020 | Time: 11:00-12:00 | Location: Online

Revision & Exams

Revision & Exams: Revision & Exam Technique

This session provides some useful tips for using your revision time effectively as well as advice on exam technique.

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Date: 20/04/2020 | Time: 14:00-15:00 | Location: Online

Date: 22/04/2020 | Time: 14:00-15:00 | Location: H 407

Study Skills

Study Skills: Secrets of Successful Students

Come along to this session to find out about a variety of techniques for planning and organising your studies.

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Date: 03/03/2020 | Time: 15:00-15:30 | Location: H 508

Study Skills: Time Management

This session will explore some useful techniques for managing your time and your workload.

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Date: 03/03/2020 | Time: 15:30-16:00 | Location: H 508

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