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Study Advice webinars

Upcoming webinars to help develop your study skills

Introduction

The Study Advice team will be running webinars throughout the spring term to support you with all aspects of your study. From revising for your exams to preparing for your dissertations, these friendly webinars are designed for you to get some tips from the experts and put your studies on track for success.

After attending a webinar, you may also want to book a 1-2-1 session with a Study Adviser to discuss a particular assessment or issue in more depth. Appointments can be booked by completing this simple online form

For those that prefer online resources, we have a suite of video tutorials and study guides covering all aspects of study on our Study Advice pages.

Spring Term Webinars

Please ensure you are logged in to your student account before booking

For booking issues please email: studyadvice@reading.ac.uk

Week Date Topic Details Link to book
1

Wednesday, 13th January 1-2pm

Getting organised: tips for managing your time Start the New Year on the ‘right foot’! Cut back on stress in 2021, with our tips and strategies for managing your time and your workload. Book
2 Wednesday, 20th January 1-2pm Dissertations –Critical thinking Critical thinking is a core academic skill that teaches higher education students to question or reflect on their own knowledge and information presented to them. This skill is essential for students working on dissertation. In this session we will explore the concept of critical thinking and its application to your dissertation.  Book
3 Wednesday, 27th January 1-2pm Dissertations – writing your literature review  This webinar will focus on the structure of the literature review with a handy 5 step strategy to help you write it up. Book
4 Wednesday, 3rd February 1-2pm Dissertations – writing your discussion This session will investigate the purpose of a discussion with particular focus on structure what ought to go in each section of this chapter Book
5

Wednesday, 10th February    1-2pm

Finishing your dissertation  This session will help you to check your dissertation for simple mistakes that can lose you easy marks. Also, we will explore strategies for completing your dissertation. Book
7 Wednesday, 24th February    1-2pm Presentations and poster presentations This session explores the features of good presentation materials and delivery, including some advice for presenting online. Also, the session will help you to produce and present effective posters.  Book
8 Wednesday, 3rd March  1-2pm Revision: tips and strategies for making it more active Find out how to make effective use of your study periods with our tips and strategies for making revision more active.   Book
9 Wednesday, 10th March 1-2pm Interpreting your Turnitin report This webinar will explore common areas of feedback from Turnitin reports and will include some tips for reducing your score.  Book
10 Wednesday, 17th March 1-2pm Improving your paragraphs for better marks  Paragraph structure helps you to develop your arguments and make better use of evidence and references. This webinar breaks down the features of a good paragraph so that you can easily start to improve your own writing.   Book
11 Wednesday, 24th March 1-2pm Revising for university exams With exams just around the corner, this webinar focuses on exam revision techniques. It will discuss active revision strategies and how to effectively manage your time in the coming weeks.  Book