ASKS Workshop Series

WORKSHOPS spring 2020

Academic Skills Services provides free and confidential learning support, in English, for all students at LUSEM. As a part of this learning support, we offer our students a series of worskhops, for the whole academic year. Sign up for all workshops below.

NOTICE: For the time being, consultations, workshops and drop-in sessions are being conducted digitally. If you need academic assistance, please contact ASKS via the links below.

Canvas: Click here to enrol in ASKS on Canvas to access resources and make a booking.



Workshop 1: Get started with Zotero

Thursday 13th February, 13.15-15.00, EC1:138

With a reference management tool like Zotero you can easily create and organize your references, insert citations in your text and create bibliographies or reference lists. This workshop will focus on Zotero, which is a free reference management software. We will cover the basics in Zotero, such as how to create and import references, how to use Zotero together with Word and Google docs, and how to create in-text citations and reference lists using different output styles, including LUSEM’s Harvard Referencing Style.

Please note! Bring your own computer to the workshop. Make sure you have downloaded Zotero to your computer before the workshop.

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Workshop 2: Prewriting Techniques

Wednesday 26th February, 14.15-16.00, EC1:138 
In this workshop, we will explore the concept of prewriting and what it entails, including the best places to write and the best ways to generate ideas.

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Workshop 3: Structuring a Text

Thursday 5th March, 14.15-16.00, EC1:138 
Learn how to arrange your ideas when writing an assignment, how to create an effective introduction and conclusion, and how to ensure coherence throughout your text.

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Workshop 4: Creating a Paragraph

Wednesday 11th March, 14.15-16.00, EC1:138 
Learn how and when to use paragraphs, what makes a good topic sentence and how to use different cohesive devices to ensure your text flows smoothly without becoming repetitive.

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Workshop 5: Critical Writing - Finding your voice

Wednesday 18th March, 14.15-16.00, EC1:138 
Learn how to write critically, analyzing the sources you are using in order to create a well-argued text.

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Workshop 6: Referencing Clinic

NOTICE: For the time being, workshops will be conducted digitally. If you would like to sign up, please contact ASKS via Skype: ASKS GH

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Academic Skills Services

Julienne Stewart-Sandgren
Director of Learning and Teaching
Room EC1: 316

Garo Harwood
Educational Developer
Room EC1: 317

Please note

  • Some of the workshops have been doubled to accommodate the numbers of students applying; they are NOT two-part workshops.
  • If the workshops are full, please contact us to ensure that you are on the waiting list.
  • If you are unable to attend, please notify us, as soon as possible, to allow others to participate.

To arrange workshops for specific needs and groups, please contact Academic Skills Services.

Last published: 2020-04-15