Upcoming Workshops With The Institute of Academic Development

Upcoming Online IAD UG Workshops:


TITLE: Starting to think about dissertations and projects

DATE: 19th January 2021

TIME: 17:15 – 18:45 (UK Time)

BOOKING LINK: https://edin.ac/3kcv6l2

DESCRIPTION: Moving from essays and assignments to larger based project work such as dissertations can often feel like a step into the unknown. This workshop will help to clarify dissertation/project expectations and provide practical strategies that you can use to optimise your dissertation experience.


TITLE: Managing and Writing Projects and Dissertations

DATE: 27th January 2021

TIME: 13:30 – 15:00 (UK Time)

BOOKING LINK: https://edin.ac/2LTi9B6

DESCRIPTION: This workshop for UG students will discuss strategies for meeting the challenges of planning, organising and writing dissertations.  We will also look at methods and tools you can use to help you make a successful submission.


TITLE: Effective Referencing and how to do it

DATE: 3rd February 2021

TIME: 12:10 – 13:00 (UK Time)

BOOKING LINK: https://edin.ac/3nNZzI1
DESCRIPTION: This workshops is for students who are unfamiliar with, or would like a reminder about, referencing. Most students know that they need to ‘reference’ in their academic work using a particular style. Different subjects use different style, and you may even have to use different systems for different courses and assignment. But what is it? How do you do it? And when do you do it?


TITLE: Getting to Grips with Essay Writing

DATE: 03rd February 2021

TIME: 13:30 – 15:00 (UK Time)

BOOKING LINK: https://edin.ac/3nJ7MhL

DESCRIPTION: This workshop is for students who are relatively new to academic writing or for students who would like to go back to basics and rethink their approach to essay writing assignments. It aims to help you understand what’s expected of you, build confidence in your approach to academic writing and help you begin to tackle essays more effectively.


TITLE: How to Read and Write Critically

DATE: 10th February 2021

TIME: 13:30 – 15:00 (UK Time)

BOOKING LINK: https://edin.ac/2ZrYZq1

DESCRIPTION: Do you want to take a more analytical approach? This workshop will introduce methods and tools to help you read and write critically and draw conclusions. This workshop will focus on what is meant by ‘an argument’; assumptions and the need to consider other possibilities; The need to question, contrast and compare sources and viewpoints; Strategies you can use to reach conclusions.


More Workshop Information:

A list of upcoming semester two IAD UG Workshops can be found here: https://edin.ac/2FFIptL.

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