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Academic Skills Centre

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The Academic Skills Centre, which is situated in the library, is open all summer to help students who are still on campus.

We will be offering one-to-one drop in tutorials at different times throughout each week. The academic skills team will also be offering a number of workshops in conjunction with the library subject librarians team.

Academic Skills summer one-to-one and workshop sessions are detailed below. Some you can book in advance and some you should just come along to on the day. Please follow the instructions for each workshop. These sessions are only open to current Goldsmiths students. You must use your @gold.ac.uk email address to book onto a workshop.

Academic Skills Drop-in

During this busy Exam Resit period (06 - 24 August) students can only have one tutorial due to high demand. Thank you for your understanding.

We will be running one-to-one drop-in tutorials at various times during the Summer holidays. These are displayed below and on the Academic Skills Programme board at the front of the Library.

When  Tuesday 21 August 10am-12pm

           Thursday 23 August 10am-12pm

Where Opposite the library help desk (ground floor)

Who These 30-minute sessions are given by academic skills and study skills tutors

What Bring a piece of work to discuss and questions you would like answered.

Booking Arrive 30 minutes before the first session to add your name to a sign-up sheet and register for a space.

Workshops

The Academic Skills Centre are running workshops over the summer with sessions that focus on writing, editing and finishing your dissertation.

Shut Up and Write - 23, 28 August

Minimise procrastination and get words on the page.

This session gives you space to make progress on your current writing project. A writing tutor will be on hand to suggest goals that can be achieved in one hour and to offer prompts for kick-starting writing. You will also be able to reflect on your own writing habits.

  • 10 minutes discussion & goal-setting
  • 45 minutes quiet writing session

Both beginners and experienced writers are welcome. This session is suitable for students who currently have a writing project, e.g. thesis, report, book review, reflective project, portfolio, journal article, etc.

No booking required.

You should bring anything you need to write: notebook and pen or laptop and charger. You should also bring any notes you might need.

Thursday 23 August / 2-3pm / RHB 140

Tuesday 28 August / 1-2pm /RHB 140

If you would like strategies on completing your dissertation, please check the workshops list. There are taught session two hours before each Shut Up and Write session (with a one hour break in between).

 

 

Editing Strategies - 28 August

For work in progress. Building argument at paragraph and chapter level.

This session is one in a series of summer Dissertation workshops designed to give you strategies and models for producing your dissertation, by focusing on how research is written up. They will invite you to reflect on your own definition of good writing and how to produce it.

No booking required.

Recommended for Students who currently have a writing project, e.g. thesis, report, book review, reflective project, portfolio, journal article, etc.

If you would like to get words on the page, there is a ‘Shut Up and Write’ session on the same day as this workshop.

Tuesday 28 August / 5-6pm / RHB 140 (repeat)

Micro-editing for Work in Progress - 23 August

Emphasise critical thinking and argument inside paragraphs.

This session is one in a series of summer Dissertation workshops designed to give you strategies and models for producing your dissertation, by focusing on how research is written up. They will invite you to reflect on your own definition of good writing and how to produce it.

No booking required.

Recommended for Students who currently have a writing project, e.g. thesis, report, book review, reflective project, portfolio, journal article, etc.

If you would like to get words on the page, there is a ‘Shut Up and Write’ session on the same day as this workshop.

Thursday 23 August / 5-6pm / RHB 140

More Editing Strategies - 23, 28 August

Assess your structure and what you need to finish.

This session is one in a series of summer Dissertation workshops designed to give you strategies and models for producing your dissertation, by focusing on how research is written up. They will invite you to reflect on your own definition of good writing and how to produce it.

No booking required.

Recommended for Students who currently have a writing project, e.g. thesis, report, book review, reflective project, portfolio, journal article, etc.

If you would like to get words on the page, there is a ‘Shut Up and Write’ session on the same day as this workshop.

Thursday 23 August / 12-1pm / RHB 140

Tuesday 28 August / 11am-12pm / RHB 140 (repeat)

Academic Skills Online

Academic Skills Online is a series of online tutorials designed to help you develop the academic skills you will need whilst studying at Goldsmiths. These support the face to face workshops we provide. The tutorials be accessed on Learn.Gold or LibGuides.

 

Royal Literary Fellows

Royal Literary Fellows appointments are available during term-time only. Appointments will be available in the Autumn term.