Other workshop topics
Our workshops cover a range of skills and topics to ensure students get the best possible grounding for studying at UWA.
These sessions will provide you with active study techniques. The Aussie slang workshop is helpful if you're new to Australia.
- How to study smarter not harder – Find out how to be an effective student by making the most of your study time. Discover the secrets of deep learning and how to achieve the results you want.
- How to understand Aussie slang – If you're new to Australia and want to learn some Strine (Australian) so you understand the local lingo (language) better, join this workshop.
- How to apply critical thinking to your studies - This workshop helps students to identify characteristics of critical writing and explores strategies for critically engaging with ideas in the literature and developing a critical argument.
Core study skills
Too much information; not enough time? Learn powerful techniques for managing time and making effective study notes.
- How to manage your time and study – Learn how to manage your study time better using year, weekly and daily planners.
- How to take notes in lectures – Many of us, especially those of us new to tertiary study, find it difficult (ok – impossible!) to follow the lecture and take meaningful notes at the same time. This workshop helps you learn to take clear notes you can use with confidence later.
- How to take notes from readings – If you sometimes make notes of what you have read, and then wonder afterwards what you wrote down (and why) and how all those words are connected, you are not alone! This workshop will help you read with a purpose, ‘scan’ for information you need and remember material for longer. It will also explore techniques you can use to ensure your notes are easy to read again, even after you have put that book away.
Supercharge your studies
Want to get maximum value out of your study hours? Learn techniques for reducing procrastination and analysing ideas.
- How to manage academic reading – With so many book chapters, journal papers and lecture notes to read, it can often feel as if you’re drowning in printed materials. This workshop will teach several reading techniques that will help you choose what to read and how to read it efficiently, to maximise the effectiveness of your reading time.
- How to break through study blocks – Your essay, report, review is due soon. The days, hours and finally minutes slip by but you still just can’t get started (or finished!). If this sounds familiar, come along and find out how to get moving with a range of tried and tested strategies.
- How to create and map ideas – Learn this technique for generating and ordering ideas (particularly useful for getting started on assignments and for overcoming writers' block).
These workshops show you how to revise effectively and how to write great essays under exam conditions.
- How to prepare for your mid-semester exam - Trying to study for exams in the middle of the semester can be challenging. This workshop will outline the stages in preparing for mid-semester exams.
- How to prepare and revise for exams – When you have assignments to hand in and reading to catch up on, it can be easy to put off your exam preparation. This workshop will outline the stages in getting ready for exams.
- How to write better exam essays – Writing essays in an exam situation can seem like a slightly chaotic process! This workshop will describe the range of things you can do to prepare yourself for essay exams.
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