Workshop calendar

Workshop calendar

All students are invited to attend these free workshops. These workshops require no registration (unless it is an online workshop) and are suitable for both postgraduates or undergraduates who would like to develop specific academic skills.

Workshops marked 'advanced' cover topics in greater depth. They are suitable for postgraduate students or undergraduates looking to explore a topic in more depth.

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

The Learning Skills workshops are shown in the calendar below. They are mostly one hour but a few are 1.5 hours long, and all times are shown on the schedule.

Find out more about what each Learning Skills workshop covers.

2018 Session 2 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 1

Date Workshop title Time Room
Mon 30 July Getting started with academic writing 11 am - 12 pm Library M4.02
Mon 30 July Essay structure 1 pm - 2 pm Library M4.02
Mon 30 JulyConstructing effective paragraphs2 pm - 3 pmLibrary M4.02
Tues 31 July Avoiding common plagiarism errors 11 am - 12 pm Library M4.02
Tues 31 JulyHabits of high achieving students 1 pm - 2 pm Library M4.02
Wed 1 AugParaphrasing effectively to express your ideas 11 am -12 pm Library M4.02
Wed 1 AugManaging your reading load1 pm - 2 pm Library M4.02
Thurs 2 AugTaking better notes11 am -12 pm Library M4.02
Thurs 2 AugAnalysing assignment questions to improve your marks1 pm - 2 pmLibrary M4.02
Thurs 2 AugWriting critically  2 pm - 3 pmLibrary M4.02
Thurs 2 AugLexisNexis legal research, presented in collaboration with the Macquarie University Law Society 3 pm - 4 pm Library M4.01

Week 2

DATE WORKSHOP TITLE TIME ROOM
Mon 6 AugGetting started with academic writing 11 am - 12 pm Library M4.02
Mon 6 AugSelecting and evaluating academic sources (advanced)2 pm - 3 pm Library M4.02
Tues 7 AugEssay structure 11 am - 12 pm Library M4.02
Tues 7 AugAPA referencing 1 pm - 2 pm Library M4.02
Wed 8 AugReading critically 11 am - 12 pm Library M4.02
Thurs 9 AugReferencing essentials11 am - 12 pm Library M4.02
Thurs 9 AugWriting clear sentences12 pm-1 pm Library M4.02
Fri 10 AugDeveloping your essay argument 11 am - 12 pm Library M4.02

Week 3

DATE WORKSHOP TITLE TIME ROOM
Mon 13 Aug Writing better introductions and conclusions 11 am - 12 pm Library M4.02
Mon 13 AugAustralian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC) 3: 
(presented by a research librarian with contributions from the Macquarie University Law Society)
1 pm - 2 pm Library M4.01
Tues 14 AugMaking your writing more academic11 am - 12 pmLibrary M4.02
Tues 14 AugTaking better notes 1 pm - 2 pm Library M4.02
Thurs 16 AugAustralian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC) 3: 
(presented by a research librarian with contributions from the Macquarie University Law Society)
11 am - 12 pm Library M4.01
Thurs 16 AugDeveloping your essay argument 1 pm -2 pm Library M4.02
Fri 17 Aug Paraphrasing effectively to express your ideas11 am - 12 pm Library M4.02
Fri 17 AugReading critically 1 pm - 2 pm Library M4.02

Weeks 4 and 5

Some of the workshops below are webinars, so you can access those workshops from anywhere using your device.Click on the link to register for the online webinars.

DATE WORKSHOP TITLE TIMEROOM
Mon 20 AugFinding sources for your assignment 11 am - 12 pm Library M4.03
Tues 21 Aug

Reading critically (webinar)

7 pm - 8 pm Workshop has finished
Thur 23 Aug

Writing critically (webinar)

7 pm - 8 pmWorkshop has finished
Mon 27 Aug

APA referencing (webinar)

7 pm - 8 pm Online workshop: click here to register
Tues 28 Aug

Essay structure  (webinar)

7 pm - 8 pmOnline workshop: click here to register

Week 7

DATEWORKSHOP TITLETIMEROOM
Mon 10 SeptFinding sources for your assignment11 am-12 pmLibrary M4.02

Mid-session break weeks

DATE WORKSHOP TITLETIMEROOM
Wed 19 Sept Writing workshop (1.5 hours). Bring your own writing to work on; you'll be able to discuss it with a Learning Adviser.   11 am - 12:30 pm
M4.02
Wed 19 Sept Avoiding common plagiarism errors 1 pm - 2 pm
M4.02
Thurs 20 Sept APA referencing 11 am - 12 pm
M4.02
Mon 24 Sept Making your writing more academic 11 am - 12 pm
M4.02
Wed 26 Sept Reflective writing 11 am - 12 pm
M4.02
Thurs 27 Sept Writing repair workshop (1.5 hours). Bring your own writing to work on. 1 pm - 2:30 pm M4.03

Week 10

DATE WORKSHOP TITLE TIME ROOM
Tues 16 OctExam strategies5 pm - 6 pmLibrary M4.02
Thurs 18 Oct Writing critically                                                   11 am - 12 pm Library M4.02
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