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Undergraduate Handbook: CAPOD Academic Skills Project – Semester 1 2017/18

The Academic Skills Project aims to give undergraduate students the kind of skills that are not always covered in classes but which will help you to maximise your potential. While these workshops are not obligatory, past students have found them really useful to attend in their first years at university.

All will take place in B103. Some workshops run on two days but you only need to attend once.

Week 2 - The Modern Language Student's 101: how to get the most out of your degree  
Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th September 17:00-18:00
time-management; university expectations; general study and revision techniques for language and literature 

Week 5 - Essays I: Planning your perfect paper 

Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October 17:00-18:00
essay planning; decoding essay questions; structuring; secondary reading

Week 8 - Present like a pro 
Tuesday 6th November 17:00-18:30
presentation techniques; minimizing nerves

Week 10 - Essays 2: What is the marker looking for? 
Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st November 17:00-18:30
Essay writing; marking criteria; writing intros and conclusions; using secondary sources; referencing

Week 12 - Exams: Preparing for success 
Tuesday 4th December 17:00-18:00
revision plan design and strategies; techniques for sitting exams; decoding questions


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SoML CAPOD Academic Skills Project – Semester 1 2017/18

 

The Academic Skills Project aims to give undergraduate students the kind of skills that are not always covered in classes but which will help you to maximise your potential. While these workshops are not obligatory, past students have found them really useful to attend in their first years at university.

 

All will take place in B103. Some workshops run on two days but you only need to attend once.


Week 2 - The Modern Language Student's 101: how to get the most out of your degree  
Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th September 17:00-18:00

time-management; university expectations; general study and revision techniques for language and literature 

Week 5 - Essays I: Planning your perfect paper 

Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October 17:00-18:00
essay planning; decoding essay questions; structuring; secondary reading

 

Week 8 - Present like a pro 
Tuesday 6th November 17:00-18:30
presentation techniques; minimizing nerves

Week 10 - Essays 2: What is the marker looking for? 
Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st November 17:00-18:30
Essay writing; marking criteria; writing intros and conclusions; using secondary sources; referencing

 

Week 12 - Exams: Preparing for success 
Tuesday 4th December 17:00-18:00
revision plan design and strategies; techniques for sitting exams; decoding questions