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.

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. 

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

2017 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 one

Date Workshop title Time Room
Mon 31 July Taking better notes 11 am - 12 pm C5C 209
Mon 31 July Habits of high achieving students 12 pm - 1 pm C5C 209
Mon 31 July Writing better introductions and conclusions 2 pm - 3 pm C5C 209
Tues 1 August Getting started with academic writing 12 pm - 1 pm C5C 209
Tues 1 August Avoiding common plagiarism errors 1 pm -2 pm C5C 209
Tues 1 August Paraphrasing effectively to express your ideas 2 pm - 3 pm C5C 209
Wed 2 AugustReferencing essentials11 am - 12 pmC5C 209
Wed 2 August Analysing assignment questions to improve your marks 12 pm - 1 pm C5C 209
Wed 2 August Managing your reading load 1 pm - 2 pm C5C 209
Wed 2 August Reading critically2 pm - 3 pm C5C 209
Thurs 3 August Constructing effective paragraphs 1 pm - 2 pm C5C 209
Thurs 3 August Essay structure2 pm - 3 pm C5C 209
Fri 4 August Writing clear sentences12 pm - 1 pm Library M4.03 
Fri 4 August Time management for busy students 1 pm - 2 pm Library M4.03 
Fri 4 August Writing critically 2 pm - 3 pm Library M4.03

Week 2

DATE WORKSHOP TITLE TIME ROOM
Mon 7 August Essay structure 11 am - 12 pm C5C 209
Mon 7 August Getting started with academic writing 12 pm - 1 pm C5C 209
Mon 7 August Selecting and evaluating academic sources (advanced) 2 pm - 3 pm C5C 209
Tues 8 August Making your writing more academic 11 am - 12 pm C5C 209
Tues 8 August APA referencing 1 pm - 2 pm C5C 209
Wed 9 August Time management for Law students
(presented by Learning Skills with the contribution of MU Law Society students)
11 pm-12 pm C5C 209
Thurs 10 August Taking better notes 11 am - 12 pm C5C 209
Thurs 10 August Writing clear sentences 1 pm - 2 pm C5C 209
Thurs 10 August Developing your essay argument  2 pm - 3 pm C5C 209
Fri 11 August Constructing effective paragraphs 11 am - 12 pm Library M4.03 
Fri 11 August Managing your reading load 1 pm - 2 pm Library M4.03

Week 3

DATE WORKSHOP TITLE TIME ROOM
Mon 14 August Developing your essay argument 11 am - 12 pm Library M4.03
Mon 14 August Avoiding common plagiarism errors 2 pm - 3 pm Library M4.03
Tues 15 August  Reading critically 1 pm - 2 pm Library M4.03
Tues 15 August Reflective writing 2 pm - 3 pm Library M4.03
Wed 16 AugustAustralian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC) 3: 
(presented by Learning Skills with the contribution of MU Law Society students)
11 am -12 pm Library M4.03
Wed 16 August Oral presentations   1 pm - 2 pm Library M4.03
Thurs 17 August Harvard referencing11 am - 12 pm Library M4.03
Thurs 17 August APA referencing12 pm - 1 pm Library M4.03
Fri 18 August Finding sources for your assignment  12 pm - 1 pm Library M4.03
Fri 18 August Essay structure 1 pm - 2 pm Library M4.03

Mid-session break - Weeks 1 & 2 

DATE WORKSHOP TITLE TIME ROOM
Tues  19 September Analysing assignment questions to improve your mark 12 pm - 1 pm C5C 209
Wed 20 September Writing workshop (first an overview, then consultations on your own writing) 1 pm - 2 pm C5C 209
Mon 25 SeptemberParaphrasing effectively to express your ideas 11 am - 12 pm C5C 209
Wed  27 September Finding sources for your ideas 12 pm - 1 pm Library, M4.02

Week 10

DATE WORKSHOP TITLE TIME ROOM
Wed 18 October Making your writing more academic11 am - 12 pm M4.03

Week 12

DATE WORKSHOP TITLE TIME ROOM
Mon 30 OctoberPreparing for exams 1 pm - 2 pm Library M4.03
Thurs 2 NovEditing your writing (bring your own writing)  1 pm - 2 pm Library M4.03
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