Executive Summary

Part of the school-wide, all-new (from 2016-17) Study Skills sessions, this talk is intended to increase student interest in an area often found dry or dull by students, and to flag awareness of the importance, reliance and usefulness of such skills, mainly while at university, but also as transferable to the workplace (alongside study or after graduation), and to extracurricular activities.

Alex is a graduate of Humanities at Warwick University in Humanities, and I hope that inviting him to speak to SMLC talk will raise the profile of Study Skills, while giving students the chance to gain insights from an old Warwick student - and one who features on their recommended reading list for Study Skills - about practising and improving their academic writing skills, and studying practices (especially studying at Warwick).

The talk - which will be created by Alex especially for this occasion - will be timetabled into the usual slot for SMLC's Study Skills sessions for first years. Alex has indicated willingness to have the talk recorded for the Study Skills Moodie, which will increase the scope, as the recording will be available to SMLC students in all years.