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Watch our Academic Skills Masterclass Webinar Series on-demand and discover how to confidently complete your coursework with advice and insights about must-have academic skills. Topics include critical thinking, academic writing and developing postgraduate-level study skills. 

It’s never too early or too late for a refresh or to learn some new academic tricks. The three 30-minute webinars are hosted by our academic staff and can offer you a range of benefits including: 

  • Improving your ability to achieve impressive academic results  
  • Learning or refreshing your analytical, research and essay writing skills 
  • Familiarising yourself with Australian postgraduate academic protocols 
  • Overcoming assessment related anxiety (if you’re not sure you have the right skills)  

Upcoming Webinars

Masterclass #1: Study Skills To Save Time

This webinar teaches you how to study smarter, not harder. Learn the art reading efficiently, note-taking with purpose and setting study habits that promote accountable, self-directed learning. Topics include: 

  • Critical reading 
  • Effective study skills 
  • Note taking 

When: Monday, 18 October 2021, 7 - 7.45 pm (ACST/ACDT), 

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Masterclass #2: Critical Thinking For Academic Studies

What is an active learner and why do you need to be one when pursuing postgraduate study? Learn the answer to this question and more including: 

  • Understanding the thinking and learning process 
  • Discovering your own thinking style 
  • Recognising and overcoming unconscious bias 
  • An introduction to the mind tool ‘Ladder of Inference’  
  • Learning the importance of creative thinking 

When: Monday, 25 October 2021, 7 - 7.45 pm (ACST/ACDT), 

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Masterclass #3: Academic Writing Approaches

What do planning, hedging, objectivity and explicitness have to do with academic writing? Discover the elements of academic and critical writing including: 

  • What type of writer you are 
  • How to develop and sustain an argument 
  • Signposting and transitions 
  • General writing tips (not to be underestimated!) 

When: Monday, 1 November 2021, 7 - 7.45 pm (ACST/ACDT), 

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Missed a webinar?

Webinars are held regularly in every Online Teaching Period. Recordings will also be available on MyUni after each webinar.