Develop your reading and writing for inside and outside the workplace: read well, write well - analysing, evaluating and making decisions about what you read (level 2)
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
This course is ideal if you are wanting to do an English GCSE or Level 2 Functional Skills course but do not have the time for a full qualification or you are wanting to prepare for these qualifications.
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Course Code: AEWPR01
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course is designed to help you read more effectively both inside and outside work and enable you to develop your writing. You will use both literary (fictional) and non-literary texts to improve your ability to select relevant information or ideas from different sources, for example when writing reports or essays or deciding on which film to watch. You will practise identifying implicit and explicit information and meaning. You will focus on different ways in which writers influence the reader and you will learn how to identify contradictions and inconsistencies within texts so you can critically evaluate different pieces of writing.
What will we cover?
• working with different texts at the same time as part of your research
• identifying implicit and explicit information and ideas in fact and fiction
• identifying and selecting relevant parts of texts to focus on and use depending on your purpose
• using, extracting and combining information and ideas from multiples texts to achieve specific goals e.g. report or essays writing, summarising etc.
• judging the quality and relevance of different texts to what you are trying to achieve and identify why you have made these judgements
• identifying techniques used by writers to influence the readers
• identifying what the writer was trying to achieve and evaluating how successful s/he was
• analysing where a text is contradictory or inconsistent
• how to use your analyses to improve your own writing.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• work with different texts at the same time as part of your research
• identify implicit and explicit information and ideas in fact and fiction
• identify and select relevant parts of texts to focus on and use depending on your purpose
• use, extract and combine information and ideas from multiples texts to achieve specific goals e.g. report or essays writing, summarising etc.
• judge the quality and relevance of different texts to what you are trying to achieve and identify why you have made these judgement
• identify techniques used by writers to influence the readers
• identify what the writer was trying to achieve and evaluating how successful s/he was
• analyse where a text is contradictory or inconsistent
• use your analyses to improve your own writing.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is also for anyone who wants to improve their reading skills in the workplace or outside, whose English is level 2 (working towards GCSE) as a means of improving your writing and general communication skills. It is ideal for anyone who would like to do an English GCSE or Level 2 Functional Skills but does not need or have the time to do the full qualification. It would also be good preparation for anyone wanting to do these qualifications or who would like extra help while currently doing them. However, the focus will be on developing your reading and writing skills - not passing an exam.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment with an emphasis on your discovering how to do and complete tasks, with guidance from the tutor. You will work on your own and with other students on different tasks so you are always practising important in-demand life and work skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, prioritising, negotiating, collaborating and independence. You will learn in a step by step manner so you can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually so you know how to improve and how to work in a way that improves your learning. You will need to do work outside the classroom and use Google Classroom to help you.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need a lined A4 writing pads, pen, a folder for assignments and any other appropriate stationery. You will be expected to maintain a course folder of handouts and your assignments. If you are on a low income you may be able to apply to the Bursary Fund for help with the costs of the course (e.g. fares, books, materials). Access to a computer is beneficial.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
There are many courses you can do before, at the same time or after this course. These include:
• Develop your confidence in writing: sentence formation, grammar and punctuation in everyday writing (level 1-2)
• Develop your confidence in writing: finding the right tone and improving your style (level 1-2)
• Develop your writing for inside and outside the workplace: how to make your writing organised, clear and to the point (level 2)
• Workplace skills: getting your point across (level 2)
• Workplace skills: how to work effectively with other people and be a team person
• Workplace skills: communicating, negotiating and influencing (level 2
• Develop your English: reading for pleasure (Level 1-2)
•Develop your English: grammar foundation (level 1-2)
• English for the Office: with digital skills (Level 1-2)
You might also want to do a qualification:
• Getting ready for English Language GCSE
• English Language GCSE
• English Functional Skills Level 2
There also many other English, maths and digital skills courses you can do. Ask your tutor or contact email@example.com / 020 7492 2511 for more details.