The ‘Study Smarter Not Harder’ intensive workshop focuses on helping tertiary students, who aspire to succeed in their studies, overcome the challenges of different tasks such as essays, oral presentations, reports, and research papers. The workshop also helps students develop particular skills essential to academic study such as critical thinking, time management, goal setting and what to prepare before term starts. If you need help with your study, you are in the right place. Here you will find the workshop jam-packed with information and hands-on experience to help you improve your academic writing, reading, note-taking, oral presentation, group work, and exam. English learning such as phonetics and paragraph writing will be included in the workshop.
Workshop sizes are usually limited to a maximum of 25 students in order to maintain a fairly informal structure.
The Academic Success Workshop offers a series of regular workshops for study skills such as reading and writing, and some run as once only or ‘one-off’ workshops. The jam-packed ‘Study Smarter Not Harder’ intensive workshop is a 1-day workshop which is an extension of the eBook Success Skills at Higher Education. The workshop is designed for college and undergraduate students who want to learn the essential surviving skills, and improve their grades in essays, reports, presentations and exams. It is also specifically designed for students whose first language is not English.
Dr. Yolanda Hiew has a PhD in English and previously taught at colleges and universities in Malaysia and England. She is an expert in teaching and learning, thus strongly supports Lifelong-Learning. The subjects she has most experience are English for Academic Purposes, English for Business, Linguistics subjects and soft skills. She lived in England for 10 years, not only for studying and working in various professional organisations as a lecturer, social worker, language interpreter, and student mentor to autistic tertiary students, but the exposure to multi-cultural environment and the experience with the impressive British Education System is invaluable.