Workshop calendar

Workshop calendar

All students are invited to attend these free workshops. These workshops require no registration and are suitable for anyone - postgraduate or undergraduate - who would like to explore a topic in more depth.

Workshops marked 'advanced' cover topics in greater depth. They are suitable for postgraduate students or undergraduates looking to develop specific academic skills.

Higher degree research candidates can also attend the HDR Learning Skills events.

Workshops are mostly one hour but there are also some that are 1.5 hours long. All times are shown on the schedule. 

Read about what each workshop covers on our learning skills, research skills, writing skills and academic language pages.

2017 Session 1 Workshop Calendar

No registration is needed for these free 60-min or 90-min workshops. All currently enrolled Macquarie University students are welcome to attend.

Week one

Date Workshop title Time Room
Mon 27 February Constructing effective paragraphs 12pm - 1pm C5C 209
Mon 27 February Managing your reading load 1pm - 2pm C5C 209
Mon 27 February Reading critically 2pm - 3pm C5C 209
Tues 28 February Habits of high achieving students 12pm - 1pm C5C 209
Tues 28 February Taking better notes 1pm -2pm C5C 209
Tues 28 February Essay structure 2pm - 3pm C5C 209
Wed 1 March Time management for busy students 11am - 12pm C5C 209
Wed 1 March Avoiding common plagiarism errors 12pm - 1pm C5C 209
Wed 1 March Analysing and planning your assignment (advanced) 1pm - 2pm C5C 209
Thurs 2 March Writing clear sentences 11am - 12pm C5C 209
Thurs 2 March Getting started with academic writing 12pm - 1pm C5C 209
Thurs 2 March Making your writing more academic 2pm - 3pm C5C 209
Fri 3 March Analysing assignment questions to improve your marks 12pm - 1pm C5C 209
Fri 3 March Paraphrasing effectively to express your ideas 1pm - 2pm C5C 209

Week 2

DATE WORKSHOP TITLE TIME ROOM
Mon 6 March Developing your essay argument 12:00 - 1:00pm C5C 209
Mon 6 March Making your writing more academic 1:00 - 2:00pm C5C 209
Mon 6 March Writing clear sentences 2:00 - 3:00pm C5C 209
Tues 7 March Reflective writing 11:00am - 12:00pm C5C 209
Tues 7 March Time management for busy students 12:00 - 1:00pm C5C 209
Tues 7 March Analysing assignment questions to improve your marks 2:00 - 3:00pm C5C 209
Wed 8 March Taking better notes 11:00am - 12:00pm C5C 209
Wed 8 March Selecting and evaluating academic sources (Advanced) 1:00 - 2:00pm C5C 209
Wed 8 March Getting started with academic writing 2:00 - 3:00pm C5C 209
Thurs 9 March Managing your reading load 11:00am - 12:00pm C5C 209
Thurs 9 March Reading critically 12:00 - 1:00pm C5C 209
Thurs 9 March Referencing essentials 1:00 - 2:00pm C5C 209
Thurs 9 March APA referencing 2:00 - 3:00pm C5C 209
Fri 10 March Writing critically 11:00am - 12:00pm C5C 209
Fri 10 March Making your writing flow (Advanced) 12:00 - 1:00pm C5C 209

Week 3

DATE WORKSHOP TITLE TIME ROOM
Mon 13 March APA referencing 10:00am - 11:00am Library M4.03
Mon 13 March Harvard referencing 11:00am - 12:00pm Library M4.03
Mon 13 March Taking better notes 12:00 - 1:00pm Library M4.03
Mon 13 March Analysing and planning your assignment (Advanced) 1:00 - 2:00 pm Library M4.03
Tues 14 March Writing in business units 11:00am -12:00pm Library M4.03
Tues 14 March Finding sources for your assignment 12:00 - 1:00pm Library M4.02
Tues 14 March Paraphrasing effectively to express your ideas 1:00 - 2:00 pm Library M4.03
Tues 14 March Writing critically 2:00 - 3:00pm Library M4.03
Wed 15 March Managing your reading load 11:00am - 12:00pm Library M4.03
Wed 15 March Essay structure 12:00 - 1:00pm Library M4.03
Wed 15 March Developing your essay argument 1:00 - 2:00 pm Library M4.03
Wed 15 March Reflective writing 2:00 - 3:00pm Library M4.03
Thurs 16 March Analysing assignment questions to improve your marks 11:00am - 12:00pm Library M4.03
Thurs 16 March Oral presentations workshop (1.5 hours) 12:00 - 1:30pm Library M4.03
Fri 17 March Writing better introductions and conclusions 11:00am - 12:00pm Library M4.03
Fri 17 March Constructing effective paragraphs 12:00 - 1:00pm Library M4.03

Mid-session break - Week 1 

DATE WORKSHOP TITLE TIME ROOM
Tues 18 April Writing about data (Advanced) 11:00am - 12:00pm C5C 209
Tues 18 April Referencing essentials 12:00 - 1:00pm C5C 209
Wed 19 April Essay structure 11:00AM - 12:00pm C5C 209
Wed 19 April Writing in business units 12:00 - 1:00pm C5C 209
Thurs 20 April Writing workshop: bring some of your own assignment writing (1.5 hours) 12:00 - 1:30pm C5C 209

Mid-session break - Week 2

DATE WORKSHOP TITLE TIME ROOM
Wed 26 April Writing workshop: bring some of your own assignment writing (1.5 hours) 12:00 - 1:30pm C5C 209
Thurs 27 April Finding sources for your assignment 11:00am - 12:00pm Library M4.02
Thurs 27 April APA referencing 12:00 - 1:00pm C5C 209

Week 10

DATE WORKSHOP TITLE TIME ROOM
Tues 16 May Developing your essay argument 11:00am - 12:00pm Library M4.02
Wed 17 May Making your writing more academic 11:00am - 12:00pm Library M4.03
Wed 17 May Preparing for exams 12:00 - 1:00pm Library M4.03
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