The 2017 ‘How to’ series

The 2017 ‘How to’ workshop series at IADT is designed to help students maximise their learning experience and outcomes. From September to November, over a series of ten workshops on a variety of research skills, you will learn the ins and outs of writing and research. The workshops are for undergraduate and postgraduate students, but short-term registered students may also find some of the workshops useful.

Each workshop runs twice, usually the Tuesday and Thursday of the same week, at 1 pm in the library. The dates are given beside the workshop titles below, but please note that there may be occasional changes, depending on campus events. Students who register for a particular workshop will be given advanced notice of changes.

Basic Research Skills

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • how to spot the crucial information in a lecture without missing anything;
  • how to organise your notes after classes and lectures for easy exam preparation;
  • how to take notes from books, essays, etc.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • how to communicate your ideas effectively;
  • what to avoid in presentations;
  • how to work to your natural strengths with presentations.

Please note that this workshop is not an instructional session on Microsoft PowerPoint or any other programs.

Essay writing and research

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • how to draft essays through distinct stages;
  • how to copy edit your work (and work out your own editing system);
  • how to produce a final proof (your finished essay).

Exam preparation and tactics

Workshops will be led by Dr. Michael Paye of the Learning Support Service in the library at 1pm.

Workshops will run for forty-five minutes and will feature short, interactive tasks. There will be time for questions throughout the workshop and at the end of the session. To book a place on a workshop, please email the Learning Support Service:

'How to' Series Timetable