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Workshops

Below is a list of the workshops we run along with the notes for each session. If there are any workshops which are not listed which you think would be of use to students, please let us know.

Exams

Essay-Based Exam Questions

Course Content:

This workshop reviews ways to revise for essay exams and steps for structuring answers.  We will also explore strategies for tackling worries, increasing confidence and being at your performance best.

Who? Undergraduates / Postgraduates
Handouts

Word IconKey verbs exam questions.doc - (MS Word 27kb)

Word Icon Essay type exams.ppt - (MS PowerPoint 798kb)

Word Icon Revision Timetable- (MS Word 15kb)

Get Ready the Exams are Coming

Course Content:

This workshop helps to identify exam difficulties or concerns and explores strategies for dealing with them. It reviews exam taking techniques to improve performance.

Who? Undergraduates / Postgraduates
Handouts

Word Icon Weekly Planner- (MS Word 53 kB)
Word Icon Revision Planner- (MS Word 64 kB)
Word Icon Exams Get Ready - (MS PowerPoint 816kB)

Improve your Exam Performance

Course Content:

This workshop helps to identify exam difficulties or concerns and explores strategies for dealing with them. It reviews exam taking techniques to improve performance.

Who? Undergraduates / Postgraduates
Handouts Word Icon Exam Taking Strategies - (MS Word 110 kB)
Word Icon Exam Taking Strategies- (MS PowerPoint 6 MB)

Last-minute peformance preparation

Course Content:

This workshop focuses on avoiding common mistakes in the exam room and explores exam-taking strategies.  We will discuss exam concerns and ways to perform at your personal best to make the most of what you know.

Who? Undergraduates / Postgraduates
Handouts Word Icon Last Minute Exam Preparation - (MS PowerPoint 3 MB)

Overcoming Exam Nerves

Course Content:

This workshop looks at ways to establish control in the exam room, stay focused and build confidence.  We will also discuss techniques for handling performance anxiety.

Who? Undergraduates / Postgraduates
Handouts

Word IconBreathing and Visualisation Exercises.doc - (MS Word 110 kb)

Word Icon Exam Nerves 2011- (MS PowerPoint 10.5 MB)

Preparation for Objective Exams (Science)

Course Content:

This workshop reviews ways to revise for objective and problem-solving exams.  We will also discuss exam taking strategies and ways to perform at your personal best.

Who? Undergraduates / Postgraduates
Handouts

Word IconObjective Exams.doc - (MS Word 116kb)

Word Icon Exams Science.ppt - (MS PowerPoint 703kb)

Word Icon Revision and Exam Strategies for Science & Engineering- (MS Word 104kb)

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Unseen Exam Questions

Course Content:

This workshop covers strategies for preparing for MCQs.

Who? Undergraduates / Postgraduates
Handouts

Word Icon MCQ_2010.ppt - (MS PowerPoint 4.6 MB)

Postgraduate Experience

Settling into your Post-graduate Study

Course Content:

This workshop looks at the challenges that postgraduate students face. It explores the supervision process, self-evaluation, gaining peer support and how to find out more about requirements.

Who? Postgraduates
Handouts

Word Icon Settling into your Post-graduate Study - (MS PowerPoint 3.9 MB)

Word Icon TCD Resources for Postgraduates - (MS Word 259 KB)

Planning & Managing your PhD

Course Content:

This interactive session breaks the tasks and stages of completing a PhD into identifiable and manageable “chunks”. It covers the challenges and useful supports at each stage with emphasis placed on structured and cumulative writing from the beginning.

Who? Postgraduates
Handouts

Word Icon Planning your PhD Handout- (MS Word 71 kB)

Word IconGoalKit - (MS Word 49 KB)

Word Icon Planning your PhD - (MS PowerPoint 965 kB)

Viva Preparation

Course Content:

This workshop aims to prepare students who will be facing a viva examination in the months ahead. WE will focus on ways to prepare, including writing and answering questions as well as managing nerves.

Who? Postgraduates
Handouts Word Icon Viva Preparation - (MS PowerPoint 331 kB)
Word Icon Viva References- (MS Word 37 kB)

Presentations

Presentation Skills

Course Content:

This workshop covers ways to structure oral presentations and strategies for effective delivery including handling anxiety.

Who? Undergraduates / Postgraduates
Handout

Word Icon Giving Presentations- (MS PowerPoint 10 MB)

Word Icon Giving Presentations Guidelines- (MS Word 147 kB)

Word Icon Giving Presentations Handout- (MS Word 480 kB)

Word Icon Being a Critical Discussant- (MS Word 112 kB)

Self-Management

Concentration and Procrastination

Course Content:

This workshop looks at strategies for controlling distractions, overcoming procrastination and increasing motivation.

Who? Undergraduates
Handouts

Word Icon Concentration Strategies- (MS Word 109 kB)

Word Icon Motivational Strategies- (MS Word 108 kB)

Word Icon Procrastination Handout- (MS Word 119 kB)

Word Icon Concentration & Procrastination - (MS PowerPoint 267kB)

Get Active

Course Content:

This workshop explores strategies for better learning and understanding.  Learn about how to read more effectively and how to make better notes.

Who? Undergraduates

Get Organised - Time Management

Course Content: This workshop focuses on learning ways to cope with the workload and manage your life at university. Explore techniques for time management and building self-discipline.
Who? Undergraduates
Handout Word Icon Time Management Strategies- (MS Word 110 kB)
Word Icon Get Organised - (MS PowerPoint 187kB)

Managing Groupwork

Course Content: Groupwork can often be perceived as a daunting task because students are unfamiliar with “the rules of the game”. This session aims to provide students with a plan for structuring and managing the processes of groupwork in college. It focuses on practical strategies for creating group ground rules, making meetings work, dealing with conflict, and ensuring quality output.
Who? Undergraduates
Handout Word Icon Managing Groupwork Handout- (MS Word 403 kB)
Word Icon Managing Groupwork - (MS PowerPoint 2.3MB)

Study Skills

Developing Critical Arguments

Course Content: This workshop looks at what’s involved in critical writing including strategies to help communicate your ideas and provide logical flow to your writing. 
Who? Postgraduates
Handouts Word Icon Developing Critical Arguments - (MS PowerPoint 190 kB)
Word Icon Writing Samples- (MS Word 26 kB)
Word Icon Tips for developing argument- (MS Word 24 kB)

Effective Studying

Course Content: This workshop offers mature students the opportunity to discuss study concerns and to explore ways to manage and study more effectively.
Who? Undergraduates
Handout Word Icon Effective Studying - (MS PowerPoint 11 MB)

Effective Studying for Mature Students

Course Content: This workshop offers mature students the opportunity to discuss study concerns and to explore ways to manage and study more effectively.
Who? Undergraduates

Systematic Approaches to Literature Reviewing

Course Content: This practical workshop explains the systematic review process as a literature review technique. Used in a growing number of disciplinary fields for evidence-based decision making, we’ll explore how the technique can be used or adapted more widely as a methodology for literature reviewing within a dissertation or thesis framework. 
Who? Postgraduates
Handouts

Word Icon Systematic Reviews Research Question- (MS Word 26 kB)

Word Icon Systematic Review Steps- (MS Word 35 kB)

Word IconSystematic Review Questions (MS Word 13 kB)

Word Icon Literature Review Studies Criteria (MS Excel 14 kB)

Word Icon Systematic Literature Reviews - (MS PowerPoint 7 MB)

Writing

Citing and Referencing Academic Literature

Course Content:

Referencing your sources is essential to good essay writing. This workshop provides the basics of why and how.

Who? Undergraduates /Postgraduates
Handouts

Word Icon Citing and Referencing Academic Literature- (MS PowerPoint 763kB)

Critical Writing

Course Content:

This workshop explores the academic writing process, ways to build an argument into your writing and the use of evidence.

Who? Undergraduates / Postgraduates
Handouts

Word Icon Framework for Argumentative Essays- (MS Word 27 kB)

Word Icon Plagiarism- (MS Word 29 kB)

Word Icon Critical Writing - (MS PowerPoint 816kB)

Essay Writing (Undergraduates)

Course Content:

This workshop examines the steps involved in writing and structuring essays – from planning your time and understanding the question to writing the first draft and doing references. 

Who? Undergraduates
Handouts:

Word Icon Essay Writing Strategies- (MS Word 121 kB)

Word Icon Analyse Writing Assignment - (MS Word 26 kB)

Word Icon Key Verbs- (MS Word 93 kB)

Word Icon Further Info on Writing- (MS Word 31 kB)

Word Icon Essay Writing - (MS PowerPoint 201kB)

Essay Writing (Postgraduates)

Course Content:

This workshop examines the steps involved in writing and structuring essays – from planning your time and understanding the question to writing the first draft and doing references. 

Who? Postgraduates
Handouts:

Word Icon Further Info on Writing- (MS Word 103 kB)

Word Icon Essay Writing for Postgraduates- (MS PowerPoint 201kB)

Essay Writing for Mature Students

Course Content:

This workshop is similar to Writing Essays but with the needs of mature students in mind, it provides the opportunity to discuss issues regarding writing essays.

Who? Undergraduates

Thesis Writing

Course Content:

Getting started and maintaining the writing of a thesis sometimes seems an overwhelming task. This session offers practical guidance to help students undertake this task. The workshop explores some of the blocks that prevent writing and try to identify some possible solutions and approaches.

Who? Postgraduates
Handouts

Word IconThesis Structure.doc - (MS Word 23kb)

Word IconPostgraduate Study References.doc - (MS Word 36kb)

Word IconOutlining.doc - (MS Word 28kb)

Word Icon Thesis Writing.ppt - (MS PowerPoint 1.4 MB)

Word IconThesis Writing Handout.doc - (MS Word 52kb)

Word Icon Dissertation Planners.xls - (MS Excel 26kb)

Thesis Writing for Arts/Humanities - based PGs

Course Content:

Getting started and maintaining the writing of a thesis sometimes seems an overwhelming task. This session offers practical guidance to help students undertake this task. The workshop explores some of the blocks that prevent writing and try to identify some possible solutions and approaches.

Who? Postgraduates

Writing Scientific Reports

Course Content:

This workshop looks at the structure, typical content and writing process for general science reports.

Who? Undergraduates / Postgraduates
Handouts

Word IconWriting Scienfitic Reports.doc - (MS Word 114kb)

Word IconFurther Info on Scientific Reports - (MS Word 25kb)

Word Icon Writing Scientific Reports.ppt - (MS PowerPoint 114kb)

Writing Academic Papers

Course Content:

This workshop covers writing an academic paper from start to submission.

Who? Undergraduates / Postgraduates
Handouts

Word IconWriting for Publication Guide.doc - (MS Word 234kb)

Word IconWriting for Publication Handout - (MS Word 255kb)

Word Icon Writing Academic Papers..ppt - (MS PowerPoint 1.3Mb)

Writing Paragraphs

Course Content:

How to build your writing from paragraphs upwards.

Who? Undergraduates / Postgraduates
Handouts

Word Icon Writing Paragraphs..ppt - (MS PowerPoint 414kb)


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Last updated 16 December 2015 by Student Learning Development (Email) .