Workshop – Critical! (Reading, Writing, Thinking) – 24th May 2017

(PGT) Critical (Reading,Writing,Thinking)

  • Wednesday 24th May 2017 @ 09:30-12:30

‘Critical’ is a word that is frequently used in academic discourse. Students are advised to think, read and write ‘critically’. But what does ‘critical’ actually mean in anEDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

academic context? In this workshop we identify qualities that are core to a critical engagement with academic work, and we explore through examples how you can apply critical values to your reading, writing and academic practice.

You will be required to bring along a printed copy of a short academic article that is relevant to your research interests.

To find out more and to book a place, please click on the following link:
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Workshop – (PGT) Critical! (Reading, Writing, Thinking)- 4th April 2017

(PGT) Critical! (Reading, Writing, Thinking)

  • Tuesday 4th April 2017 @ 09:30-12:30

‘Critical’ is a word that is frequently used in academic discourse. Students are advised to think, read and write ‘critically’. But what does ‘critical’ actually mean in an academic context? In this workshoistock_000006051647xsmallp we identify qualities that are core to a critical engagement with academic work, and we explore through examples how you can apply critical values to your reading, writing and academic practice.

To find out more and to book a place, please click on the following link:
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Workshop -(PGT) Critical Reading, Essay Planning and Writing – 16 February 2017

(PGT) Critical Reading, Essay Planning and Writing

  • Thursday 16th February 2017 @ 13:30 – 16:30

Being a masters student is challenging, not just because of the level you will be learning at but also the amount of work (e.g. r22eading and writing) you’ll be expected to do, and all the while being ‘critical’. With so much to do, using effective strategies will help you to manage the different demands of your masters.

This workshop will focus on practical strategies for masters-level effective reading and writing, and developing your critical thinking during these. Participants will be able to practice some strategies in short exercises during the workshop.

This is an interactive workshop and discussions and questions by participants are warmly encouraged.

This workshop does not include

  • Subject or discipline-specific advice
  • English Language advice

To find out more and to book a place, please click on the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Workshops: Critical Reading, Essay Planning and Writing – 1 November 2016

Being a masters student is challenging, not just because of the level you will be learning at but also the amount of work (e.g. reading and writing) you’ll be expected to do, and all the while being ‘critical’. With so much to do, using effective strategies will help you to manage the different demands of your masters.

This workshop will foEDINBURGH UNIVERSITYcus on practical strategies for masters-level effective reading and writing, and developing your critical thinking during these. Participants will be able to practice some strategies in short exercises during the workshop.

This is an interactive workshop and discussions and questions by participants are warmly encouraged.

To find out more and to book a place, please click the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Workshop: Critical Reading, Essay Planning and Writing – October 2016

(PGT) Critical Reading, Essay Planning and Writing

  • Thursday 13th October 2016 @ 14:00 – 17:00
  • Monday 17th October 2016 @ 09:30 – 12:30

Being a masters student is challenging, not just because of the level you will be learning at but also the amount of work (e.g. reading and writing) you’ll be expected to do, and all the while being ‘critical’. With so much to do, using effective strategies will help you to manage the different demands of your masters.EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY

This workshop will focus on practical strategies for masters-level effective reading and writing, and developing your critical thinking during these. Participants will be able to practice some strategies in short exercises during the workshop.

This is an interactive workshop and discussions and questions by participants are warmly encouraged.

To find out more and to book a place, please click the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

 

Workshop: Critical Study Skills – 12 and 19 October 2015

calendar(PGT) Critical Reading, Essay Planning and Writing 

  • Monday 12 October 2015 at 09:30 – 12:30
  • Monday 19 October 2015 at 09:30 – 12:30

This workshop is designed to introduce you to the postgraduate learning environment and provide an opportunity to think about and discuss.

  • Critical reading of sources
  • Essay writing: big picture ideas such as the analysis of essay questions and planning
  • Practical advice for effective writing

To find out more and to book a place, please follow the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Workshop: Critical Reading, Writing, Thinking – 14 May 2015

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(PGT) Critical Reading, Writing, Thinking

‘Critical’ is a word that is frequently used in academic discourse. Students are advised to think, read and write ‘critically’. This workshop is designed to introduce you to the postgraduate learning environment and provide an opportunity to think about and discuss criticality. Topics that will be covered are:-

  • Critical reading of sources
  • Essay writing: big picture ideas such as the analysis of essay questions and planning
  • Practical advice for effective writing

To find out more and to book a place, please follow the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Workshop: Critical Reading, Writing, Thinking – 14 May 2015

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(PGT) Critical Reading, Writing, Thinking

‘Critical’ is a word that is frequently used in academic discourse. Students are advised to think, read and write ‘critically’. This workshop is designed to introduce you to the postgraduate learning environment and provide an opportunity to think about and discuss criticality. Topics that will be covered are:-

  • Critical reading of sources
  • Essay writing: big picture ideas such as the analysis of essay questions and planning
  • Practical advice for effective writing

To find out more and to book a place, please follow the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Workshops and Events for Postgraduate Students – January 2015

studentsOn-campus workshops and events

The Institute for Academic Development are hosting a number of workshops tailored to the requirements of taught masters students at the University of Edinburgh.

The following workshops are taking place in January 2015 and are open to all taught masters students. Workshop descriptions and booking link can be found here:
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

  • (PGT) Support for Masters Students: Focus Group – Join us at this focus group to give your opinion on the IAD Masters support
    • Monday 19 January 2015 at 10.00-11.30 (GMT)

Booking link: https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=12466

  • (PGT) Study Skills Consultation (one to one)
    • Tuesday 20 January 2015 various time slots (See link below for details)
    • Wednesday 21 January 2015 various time slots (See link below for details)
  • (PGT) Mastering Networking: Preparatory session for students attending mixer events
    • Wednesday 21 January 2015 at 13:30-16:30 (GMT)
  • (PGT) Study Skills: Critical Reading, essay planning and writing
    • Thursday 22 January 2015 at 13:30-16:30 (GMT)
  • (PGT) Creativity 
    • Friday 23 January 2015 at 13:30-16:30 (GMT)
  • (PGT-HSS) Searching for Literature
    • Friday 23 January 2015 at 09:30 – 12:30 (GMT)
  • (PGT) Poster Production
    • Tuesday 27 January 2015 at 14:00-17:00 (GMT)
  • (PGT) Time Management
    • Wednesday 28 January 2015 at 09:30-12:30 (GMT)

To register: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops