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Insessional support and language development

Language and skills events and workshops

Attend our workshops and events to improve your knowledge and skills. All workshops and events are free of charge.

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Attend our academic discussion group

Join our weekly discussion group. Try out your discussion and argument skills on academic topics. Practise critical thinking and giving your opinion, with no assessments or preparation needed.

Every Thursday, 1.00pm to 2.00pm in Skell S.K. 127.

Attend a workshop

Improve the skills you need for successful participation in your university studies. These workshops are open to all York St John students and are free of charge.

On campus: Skell S.K. 036 Wednesdays, 1.00pm to 2.00pm.

Online (Microsoft Teams): Fridays, 2.00pm to 3.00pm.

Semester 1 workshops

WorkshopContent

On campus

Online

Managing lectures and seminars 

Learn strategies for listening and note-making, and how to express your ideas in seminars.

Wednesday 19 October
1.00pm to 2.00pm

Skell 036

Friday 21 October
2.00pm to 3.00pm

Microsoft Teams

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Writing clearly and academically  Understand important features of academic style and how to be clear for your reader.

Wednesday 26 October
1.00pm to 2.00pm

Skell 036 

Friday 28 October
2.00pm to 3.00pm

Microsoft Teams

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Perfecting your presentations  Learn how to make your presentations more effective and less stressful. 

Wednesday 2 November
1.00pm to 2.00pm

Skell 036

Friday 4 November
2.00pm to 3.00pm

Microsoft Teams

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Approaching and organising your essay 

Understand how to make your essays flow and your content work effectively. 

Wednesday 9 November
1.00pm to 2.00pm

Skell 036

Friday 11 November
2.00pm to 3.00pm

Microsoft Teams

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Referencing and avoiding plagiarism  Refresh your knowledge of what plagiarism is, how to avoid it, and where and what to reference.

Wednesday 23 November
1.00pm to 2.00pm

Skell 036

Friday 25 November
2.00pm to 3.00pm

Microsoft Teams

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Paraphrasing and summarising  Learn the stages of effective paraphrasing, to discuss information and ideas in your own words. 

Wednesday 30 November
1.00pm to 2.00pm

Skell 036

Friday 2 December
2.00pm to 3.00pm

Microsoft Teams

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Assignment and feedback help Bring your assignment questions or feedback, for advice and support.

Wednesday 7 December
1.00pm to 2.00pm

Skell 036

Friday 9 December
2.00pm to 3.00pm

Microsoft Teams

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Assignment and feedback help  Bring your assignment questions or feedback, for advice and support. 

Thursday 19 January
1.00pm to 2.00pm

Holgate 147

Friday 20 January
2.00pm to 3.00pm

Microsoft Teams

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