Studying in the UK: communicating in an academic environment, student/lecturer expectationsActive reading: reading academic texts effectivelySummarising: how to summariseAcademic writing: the writing process, basic grammarThinking about resources: introduction to the range of resources available and when best to use them
Hand out exercise Thinking about resources. Groups10 mins
Magazine (A regular publication aimed at a profession, business or interest....trade/popular)Good:Latest news: events, jobs, products etc, concise info, easy to obtainBad: lacks detail, can be bias, old issues hard to come byStandards (An agreed, often legally binding level of quality or way of doing something....regional, Nat, Internat, profession/sector) Good: Created by experts, confidenceCompany/market research report (Well researched overview of a company or product market. Could contain future trends, financial data, competitors and SWOT analysis)Good: Up-to-date: latest research/data,Insider information: information not freely available elsewhere, objective, accurateBad: Hard to locateWebpageGood: All subjects covered,easy to use,mobileBad: accuracy, no editorial control, anyone can add information, provenanceNewspapersGood: Daily information ie. up-to-date, edited, current issues accessibleBad: Sensationalist, biased (unbalanced), harder to get back issuesConference proceedings (Collofaca papers distributed after a conference, cont the contributions made by researchers, academics etc)Good:Up-to-date: latest research, ideas, thinking on a subject, focussed/specialist, stringent quality controlBad: Too specificJournalsGood: Up-to-date,Focussed: specialist subject areas, qualityBad: Too specificBooksGood: overview,background knowledge, edited/qualityBad:Currency, detailed/specific information
More information about the range of resources available on the Computing Library Subject Guide.
Introduce reading listsLinks from Library and IT website, Library Subject Guides, MyLibrary and also MyLearningCSD4010, 4020,4030,4040, 4444
Schedule an appointment with VH on the LibGuides or book an AWL workshop or tutorial.
CSD4040 Session 1
Week 1: Understanding
academic study in the UK
In this workshop we will look at..
• Studying in the UK
• Active reading
• Academic writing
• Thinking about resources