Academic writing: a taster
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HCS68
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
What is academic writing? What makes a different from journalism, or commentary or prose? On this course you will be introduced to the basics of academic writing. You'll find out how to begin writing in the right style for university students, researchers, and academics, and how to change your own writing style so that it fits this essential register.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- basics and key features of academic writing
- structuring and writing in an academic style.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- identify key features of academic writing
- write a paragraph in academic style.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is aimed at undergraduate level, but could also be helpful to Master's students who want to refresh their understanding of planning and writing in an academic style. A good level of written and spoken English is assumed for students at this level in UK universities, and you should also have a clear understanding of the requirements and guidelines for the dissertation of your your degree programme.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The taster workshop will include presentation of material, exercises to 'test' and develop basic understanding of the skills discussed, and possible reading/critiquing in class session, of a piece of writing to better understand skills and strategies covered. Tutor presentation will be interwoven with discussion, and some reflection time.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
None. Just anything to take notes on for yourself if you would like to.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
We have other longer academic writing workshops aimed at different levels. Please visit the Writing section of the College's online website - www.citylit.ac.uk.