Workshop – Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies – 25th October 2017

(PGT) Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies

  • Wednesday 25th October 2017 @ 09:00 – 12:30

The Course is a mixture of presentations and hands on practical computer-based sessions to help participants understand the information research process and develop good practice in literature searching.UNI 11

The key objectives and aims of the course are:

  • Develop  an understanding of how information resources provided by the Library and beyond, both printed and electronic, are organised and their major features
  • Develop the ability to search and evaluate research literature by performing advanced search strategies and techniques, such as by using Boolean search operators
  • Develop the ability to manage search results and citation styles with the help of a bibliographic management software such as EndNote.

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

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Online Workshop – Get the best from your library – 5 October 2017

(PGT – Online) Get the best from your library

  • Thursday 5th October 2017 @ 19:00-20:00 (GMT Time)

These sessions are designed for new online distance learners, but if you’re in your second or third year, you’re still welcome. The sessions will cover accessing and using Library resources. When you register, you’ll be asked to indicate any particular things you’d like covered, so the sessions will be tailored to cover as much as possible of what is requested in advance. Before the session, you might find it useful to watch this induction presentation https://youtu.be/srqpOtxXgE0 .

Learning outcomes – as a result of this session, you will…image of a keyboard

  • Know how to discover and find the resources available via the Library.  This will include databases and journals recommended for your subject area
  • Know how to get your hands on readings and how to access full text articles or books from references you already know
  • Know techniques for planning your research and finding new publications on a topic

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

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom).Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

Workshop – Effective Approaches to Lectures,Tutorials and Practicals – 14 September 2017

(PGT) Effective Approaches to Lectures,Tutorials and Practicals

  • Thursday 14th September 2017 @ 10:00-12:00book

This interactive workshop will address students’ concerns and questions about lectures and tutorials. Making the most of your lectures and tutorials is not just about note taking, it involves preparing before the class and reviewing techniques for afterward are essential to making the most of lectures and tutorials.

This session covers:

  • Pre lecture preparation
  • Pre tutorial preparation
  • Pre practical preparation
  • Note taking methods
  • Interaction tips
  • Tutorial, lecture and practical styles
  • Post tutorial, lecture and practical review

This session will not cover:

  • Designing powerpoints for teaching
  • Public speaking
  • Subject specific material

This session is suitable for all PGT students who want to improve their lecture experience.

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 – Practical Proofreading and Editing – 12 July 2017

(PGT) Practical Proofreading and Editing

  • Wednesday 12th July 2017 @ 10:00-12:30

This workshop is open to all postgraduate taught (PGT) students. istock_000006051647xsmall

A dissertation is a significant piece of academic writing and a major investment of time and effort. It is also the defining feature of a Master’s degree, so it is worth presenting it well.

This interactive session will introduce strategies to help you incorporate revising into your personal writing process. It will highlight tricky things which tend to catch students out, suggest useful tools and offer tips to help you submit your best work.

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

 

Online Workshop – Dissertation for Publications -18 May 2017

(PGT – Online) Dissertation for Publications

  • Thursday 18th May 2017@ 12:00-13:00 (UK Time)

bookWant more from your dissertation? Think about a publication!

Your dissertation requires a substantial amount of time and effort from you, so how can you get the most out of it? One way to make your dissertation work for you is to publish it. Many dissertations represent significant additions and advancements to their field. Publishing is a way to get your work noticed and can lead to surprising opportunities. And it doesn’t have to be just journal articles!

This 1 hour, online interactive workshop will discuss strategies for producing a range of publications from your dissertation. It is open to online and on-campus students.

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

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 – Learn with Lynda.com – 18 April 2017

(PGT) Learn with Lynda.com (Online library of video courses)

  • Tuesday 18th April @ 10:00-11:30
lyndaThe University of Edinburgh provides all staff and students with access to Lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest technology, digital, creative, and business skills through high-quality instructional videos.
Find out how you can learn and teach with Lynda.com and
•Search for courses
•Create and share playlists
•Choose a career path
•Use playlist centre
•Share your certificates of achievement
This informal workshop will involve a presentation about Lynda.com, a demonstration on how to use it effectively and time to explore the online content and create your own playlist.
Open to all Postgraduate Taught Students.


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: Proof Reading Skills – 1 December 2015

EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY(PGT) Proof Reading 

  • Tuesday 1 December 2015 at 09:30 -12:30

With that last full stop, the writing task is done. Or is it? This workshop looks at the many stages of copy-editing and proof-reading that must be done before the dissertation is submitted or the academic paper published. We look at some myths about writing, identify common errors and offer a range of techniques for spotting them.

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

Online Workshop: Effective Exams – 22 April 2015

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(PGT-Online) Effective exams

  • Wednesday 22 April 2015 at 12:30-13:30

This session aims to build confidence concerning exams by discussing/ introducing approaches to reduce exam anxiety. This workshop will address preparation and planning for exams while focusing on effective strategies for revision and exam technique.

The session will cover:

Revision

  • Motivation and impact
  • Time management for revision
  • Effective revision focussing on active forms of study

Exams

  • Mind sets
  • Calming methods
  • Exam strategies
  • If it all goes wrong scenarios
  • What examiners want

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

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

Workshop: Effective writing for postgraduate students – 17 Nov 2014

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(PGT) Effective Writing: Grammar

  • Monday 17th November 2014 at 13:30 – 16:30 (GMT)

This course aims to show how a well-crafted sentence is put together and to give an understanding of the underlying grammatical rules.

We will be dealing with such problems as tense, sentence length, sentence structure, joining sentences and punctuation, with a view to producing clear, unambiguous and readable academic writing.

To find out more and to book a place, please click here.

 

Mendeley (Bibliographic tool) tutorial for distance learners

Mendeley (Bibliographic tool) tutorial for distance learnersbook

  • Thursday 30 October at 7-8pm UK time

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or advice for using the Mendely to keep a database of literature sources and create reference lists easily.

*Before* the workshop, you should

1.Sign up for a Mendeley account and download the desktop client: http://www.mendeley.com/

2.Follow these video tutorials for getting started: http://www.mendeley.com/videos-tutorials/

The sessions will be held online, using the virtual meeting space Collaborate. Details on how to set up your computer to access the session will be sent to all registrants.

To register to attend, please complete this pre-session questionnaire linked to below. Please note that registration will close at 9am UK time on the day of the session.

Thursday 30 October at 7-8pm UK time – register with this online form: http://tinyurl.com/pyl9kyt