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Architecture, Building and Planning

Monday 16 Jul

Winter Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 
STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research 
DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources 
FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice. 

This is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. 

**Participants are expected to attend for the whole day**

Date: 16th July, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

 Register for this workshop here.

Arts

Monday 16 Jul

Winter Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 
STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research 
DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources 
FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice. 

This is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. 

**Participants are expected to attend for the whole day**

Date: 16th July, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

 Register for this workshop here.

Business and Economics

Monday 16 Jul

Winter Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 
STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research 
DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources 
FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice. 

This is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. 

**Participants are expected to attend for the whole day**

Date: 16th July, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

 Register for this workshop here.

Education

Monday 16 Jul

Winter Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 
STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research 
DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources 
FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice. 

This is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. 

**Participants are expected to attend for the whole day**

Date: 16th July, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

 Register for this workshop here.

Engineering

Monday 16 Jul

Winter Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 
STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research 
DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources 
FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice. 

This is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. 

**Participants are expected to attend for the whole day**

Date: 16th July, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

 Register for this workshop here.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Monday 2 Jul

Improve your English in 10 minutes a day (Part 1)

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English.Everyone can find 10 minutes in their day to do something special. Why not use it to improve your English? Across 2 sessions(Monday,02 July and Tuesday, 03 July) we will provide you with reading, writing, listening and speaking activities you can complete in around 10 mins per day. Make these activities a daily habit to improve your English over an extended period. ***This is a BYOD (Bring your own device - laptop or tablet) workshop. You will be doing lots of language learning activities with your device

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Monday 02 July, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 

Venue: Harold White theatre, 757 Swanston St

Tuesday 3 Jul

Chit Chat: Strategies for Engaging in Small Talk

09:30 am - 11:00 am

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Making small talk is more than just getting to know someone new. It is an expected part of social behaviour, but making small talk isn’t always easy. Speakers must meet certain expectations and must talk about appropriate subjects which may vary from one culture to another. These activities will give you a chance to practice what to say when you’re face to face with someone new and want to get the conversation started.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Tuesday 03 July, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Venue: Harold White theatre, 757 Swanston St

Tuesday 3 Jul

Vocabulary Building Strategies

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. A large English vocabulary is essential for success at university, but you need to know more than just a large number of words. This workshop will explore ways to enrich and apply your vocabulary as you study and in everyday life. Learn strategies for recognising, understanding and remembering new and difficult words so you can apply them to your academic speaking and writing.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Tuesday 03 July, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Venue: Harold White theatre, 757 Swanston St

Tuesday 3 Jul

Improve your English in 10 minutes a day (Part 2)

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English.Everyone can find 10 minutes in their day to do something special. Why not use it to improve your English? Across 2 sessions(Monday,02 July and Tuesday, 03 July) we will provide you with reading, writing, listening and speaking activities you can complete in around 10 mins per day. Make these activities a daily habit to improve your English over an extended period. ***This is a BYOD (Bring your own device - laptop or tablet) workshop. You will be doing lots of language learning activities with your device.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Tuesday 03 July, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Venue: Harold White theatre, 757 Swanston St

Wednesday 4 Jul

Know your tenses: Connect your ideas. Write Great Sentences

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Using the correct verb tense and showing connections between ideas are essential skills for all academic writers. Small errors can have a significant impact on your meaning. In this workshop, you will learn how to use compound and complex sentences, verb tense and punctuation to improve the accuracy of your writing.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Wednesday 04 July, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Venue: Harold White theatre, 757 Swanston St

Wednesday 4 Jul

From Sentence to Paragraph

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Academic writing is much more than writing grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs of the same length. This session will focus on the different roles sentences play in academic paragraphs such as topic sentences, and sentences providing evidence and analysis. It will also highlight the different types of paragraphing commonly found in academic texts. Be prepared for a mix of input and writing practice in this interactive workshop.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Wednesday 04 July, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue: Harold White theatre, 757 Swanston St

Monday 30 Jul

Grammar Essentials: Verb Tense

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Need to brush up on your verb tenses? What about verb use in Academic writing? The rules for tense use are different in speaking and formal writing in a number of ways. You will have opportunities for discussion and practice. Register for this workshop here (you will need to log in and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).

Date:  Monday 30 July, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Venue: Room 109 & 110, level 1, 757 Swanston St

Tuesday 31 Jul

Vocabulary Building

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. A large English vocabulary is essential for success at university, but you need to know more than just a large number of words. This workshop will explore ways to enrich and apply your vocabulary as you study and in everyday life. Learn strategies for recognising, understanding and remembering new and difficult words so you can apply them to your academic speaking and writing.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Venue: Room 109 & 110, level 1, 757 Swanston St

Thursday 2 Aug

Speaking Clearly 1: stress patterns in words and sentences

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Learn how to produce the right stress patterns in words like politics, politician and political. Discover patterns of stress placement to make learning stress patterns easier, then practice your new skills in the workshop.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Thursday 02 August, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Venue: Room 109, level 1, 757 Swanston St

Monday 6 Aug

Grammar Essentials: Compound Sentences

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with compound sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Monday 06 August, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Venue: Harold White theatre, 757 Swanston St

Thursday 9 Aug

Speaking Clearly 2: Stress and Intonation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. The rhythm and melody of your speech at the sentence level convey a lot of information. Among other things, they tell your listeners important information like what you want to emphasise, and whose turn it is to talk; essential for presenting teaching and everyday communication. There will be lots of practice exercises in class.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Thursday 09 August, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Venue: Room 109, level 1, 757 Swanston St

Monday 13 Aug

Grammar Essentials: Complex Sentences

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with complex sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Monday 13 August, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Venue: Harold White theatre, 757 Swanston St

Thursday 16 Aug

Speaking Clearly 3: word endings and pronunciation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you find it hard to pronounce sounds at the ends of words? Is it hard for you to pronounce plurals and past tenses, or to make words like bat and bad sound different? Listeners can be confused if the sounds at the ends of words are missing or unclear. Learn how to hear and say word endings; lots of opportunities are provided for practice.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Thursday 16 August, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Venue: Harold White theatre, 757 Swanston St

Friday 17 Aug

Critical thinking in an Australian context

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. All of us think critically every day. However, in Australia the academic expectations of critical thinking may be different from those in your culture. This session builds on the critical thinking skills you already have. We will clarify the thinking skills you are expected to use in your studies, especially when reading and writing. In particular we will look at critical reading and how you can use the ideas from your readings in your writing.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Friday 17 August, 2018

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Venue: Harold White theatre, 757 Swanston St

Monday 20 Aug

Grammar Essentials: Creating sentence variety in your writing

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English and builds on content covered in Compound/Complex Sentences. Bring a piece of your own writing. You will explore sentence patterns in your own writing and discuss how you can improve your writing by creating sentence variety.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Monday 20 August, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Venue: Harold White theatre, 757 Swanston St

Thursday 23 Aug

Speaking Clearly 4: difficult consonants

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. English, like all languages, has a few consonant sounds that are difficult for learners and can make your speech unclear. Learn to make new sounds, and investigate strategies to use them in everyday speaking. Come and find out about those sounds that give you trouble, as well as a range of strategies to practice.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).   

Date: Thursday 23 August, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Venue: Room 111 & 110, level 1, 757 Swanston St

Friday 24 Aug

Chit Chat: strategies for engaging in small talk

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Making small talk is more than just getting to know someone new. It is an expected part of social behaviour, but making small talk isn’t always easy. Speakers must meet certain expectations and must talk about appropriate subjects which may vary from one culture to another. These activities will give you a chance to practice what to say when you’re face to face with someone new and want to get the conversation started.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Friday 24 August, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Venue: Harold White theatre, 757 Swanston St

Monday 27 Aug

From Sentence to Paragraph

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Academic writing is much more than writing grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs of the same length. This session will focus on the different roles sentences play in academic paragraphs such as topic sentences, and sentences providing evidence and analysis. It will also highlight the different types of paragraphing commonly found in academic texts.Bring a piece of your own writing, and be prepared for a mix of input and writing practice in this interactive workshop.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Monday 27 August, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Venue: Room 109 & 110, level 1, 757 Swanston St (booked from 11:45)

Thursday 30 Aug

Speaking Clearly 5: vowels

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you confuse some vowels that sound similar, as in fit and feet or pull and pool? Come and learn to hear all the English vowel sounds, some helpful tools to write down vowels accurately, and some rules for vowel spelling. Practice producing accurate vowels in simple speaking activities.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Thursday 30 August, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Venue: Room 109, level 1, 757 Swanston St 

Friday 31 Aug

Aussie English

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. It will introduce you to a range of Aussie English expressions, and some commonly used Australian informal language (idioms and slang) that you may typically hear in classes and social situations. It will also give you important background context to help better understand their use.

Register for this workshop here (you will need to login and select this workshop using the drop-down menus).  

 

Date: Friday 31 August, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Venue: Room 109, level 1, 757 Swanston St

Graduate research

Wednesday 8 Aug

Graduate Research: Early Tasks and Considerations

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

This workshop is intended for students in the early stages of their Masters by Research or PhD candidature. The workshop covers topics that represent the most important tasks of early stage candidature (pre-confirmation). There will be time at the end of the workshop for questions and answers.

The topics include:

  • Establishing first year goals and managing the initial stage of your candidature
  • Critically reviewing the literature and finding a place for your research
  • Refining your research questions/topics and establishing research methodology/approach
  • Developing an effective supervisor-student relationship- Joining the research community
  • Organising technology to assist productivity

Register for the workshop here.

Date: 08 August, 2018

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 Venue: 757 Swanston St, 109 & 110 

Thursday 23 Aug

Graduate Research: Literature Review

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for students in the early stages of their M.Phil or PhD candidature. In this session, we will investigate the research and writing skills required for your thesis. The first part of the session will focus on techniques for critical reading and note-taking followed by strategies for navigating the world of academic literature. The second half will focus on writing. We will explore specific techniques for writing a clear and critical review of literature through the use of examples and practice activities.

Register for this workshop here.

Date: 23 August, 2018

Time:  1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Venue: 757 Swanston St, 110 & 111

Wednesday 29 Aug

Graduate Research: Crafting the Writing

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for graduate research (M.Phil & PhD) students in the middle stages of their candidature. It focuses on the writing skills required for clear and effective communication of your research. We will explore ways of establishing a productive writing routine and developing clear written expression. We will also discuss strategies for creating a logical structure and work on cohesion devices at the sentence, paragraph, section and chapter level.

Register for the workshop here.

Date: 29 August, 2018

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Venue: 757 Swanston St, 109 & 110 

Wednesday 5 Sep

Graduate Research: Oral Presentation

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Excellent oral presentation skills are essential for all RHD students, whether you are preparing for confirmation, completion seminar or conference presentations. This workshop explores the challenge of communicating effectively in these contexts.

You will learn techniques for giving an effective academic presentation and consider areas such as:        

  • Structuring and delivering your presentation
  • Designing effective visual aids
  • Preparing for questions
  • Improving non-verbal communication strategies
  • Dealing with nerves

Register for the workshop here.

Date: 05 September, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue: 757 Swanston St, Room 111 

Wednesday 19 Sep

Graduate Research: Towards Completion

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

In this Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, we will discuss some of the practical skills required to complete your thesis, including polishing your writing so you tell your research story clearly and effectively, thinking about examiners’ expectations, and preparing for your completion seminar.

Register for this workshop here.

Date: 19 September, 2018

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Venue: 757 Swanston St, 109 & 110. 

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Monday 16 Jul

Winter Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 
STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research 
DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources 
FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice. 

This is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. 

**Participants are expected to attend for the whole day**

Date: 16th July, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

 Register for this workshop here.

Science

Monday 16 Jul

Winter Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 
STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research 
DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources 
FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice. 

This is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. 

**Participants are expected to attend for the whole day**

Date: 16th July, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

 Register for this workshop here.

VCA & MCM

Monday 16 Jul

Winter Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 
STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research 
DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources 
FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice. 

This is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. 

**Participants are expected to attend for the whole day**

Date: 16th July, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

 Register for this workshop here.

Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Monday 16 Jul

Winter Writing Festival

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

This all-day workshop will explore the academic writing process in order to help you approach your academic writing tasks more effectively. Topics to be covered include: 
STARTING: analysing the task type and the question, planning and research 
DRAFTING: paragraphing, building a clear argument, developing a strong writer’s voice and using sources 
FINISHING: editing, polishing your structure with a focus on paragraphs and sentences, use of language, cohesion and style 

You will have opportunities for targeted writing practice. 

This is a BYOD (Bring your own device) session, so you will need to bring along a laptop, tablet or smart device. 

**Participants are expected to attend for the whole day**

Date: 16th July, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston St

 Register for this workshop here.