It's OK to attend seminars or a little study group like circles.
But you need to get into positively.
Any kinds of papers would be OK as long as you wrote it yourself such as class newspapers, proposal copies in your school, the draft of your thesis and so on.
It's important that you should keep some atmosphere that you can say frankly "It's not good" or "It's good" each other.
If you spend about 10 years going through some little bit hard session like getting into T.O.S.S. circles or making your own circle, your skills would be quite better than you used to.