ASKS Workshop Series

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 each semester. Sign-up for all the workshops this semester by clicking here, and a Zoom link will be posted below at least 3 days beforehand.

NOTICE: For the time being, consultations, workshops and lectures are being conducted digitally. If you need academic assistance, please contact ASKS via the appointmnent request form, or email us using the links below.


Workshop 1: Prewriting Techniques

a) Monday 25th January, 14.00-15.30
b) Wednesday 3rd February, 16.00-17.30 (repeat) Zoom link

In this workshop, we will explore the concept of prewriting and what it entails, including how to generate ideas, formulate a research question and organise your content.

Workshop 2: Critical Writing

a) Monday 15th February, 14.00-15.30 Zoom link
b) Wednesday 3rd March, 10.00-11.30 (repeat) Zoom link

Learn how to write critically, analysing the sources you are using in order to create a well-argued text. 

Workshop 3: Writing Paragraphs

a) Tuesday 23rd February, 14.00-15.30 Zoom link
b) Thursday 18th March, 10.00-11.30 (repeat) Zoom link

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.

Workshop 4: Structuring a Text

a) Monday 22nd March, 14.00-15.30 Zoom link
b) Thursday 8th April, 10.00-11.30 (repeat) Zoom link

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.

Workshop 5: Finding the Thread

a) Monday 19th April, 14.00-15.30 Zoom link
b) Thursday 22nd April, 10.00-11.30 (repeat) Zoom link

Bring along a piece of your writing (preferably a literature review) and learn how to judge if you have a logically-ordered text that flows well.

Workshop 6: Referencing Clinic

a) Tuesday 27th of April, 14.00-15.30 Zoom link
b) Tuesday 4th May, 10.00-11.30 (repeat) Zoom link

This workshop provides an opportunity to resolve your referencing problems.


Click here to enrol in ASKS on Canvas to access resources and make a booking for an individual or group consultation.

Please note

  • Some of the workshops have been doubled to accommodate the numbers of students applying; they are NOT two-part workshops.
  • If you are unable to attend, please contact Garo as soon as possible.

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

Contact Academic Skills Services

Garo Harwood
Room EC1: 317

Hanna Glad
Room EC1: 316

Last published: 2021-04-30