Introduction to advanced academic writing (Year 3 undergraduates and beyond)

Course Dates: 03/04/21 - 04/04/21
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: Online
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On this workshop we will explore the building blocks and strategies for good writing. Ideal for those studying, or contemplating writing, at this level.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Finished Sat-Sun, day, 03 Apr - 04 Apr '21

Duration: 2 sessions

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What is the course about?

An introduction to academic post-graduate writing and beyond. This workshop will explore the building blocks of good writing and introduce you to a variety of strategies for developing strong academic writing skills. Ideal for those contemplating writing at this level.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- introduce the building blocks of good writing: critical analysis and critical reading skills
- introduce a variety of strategies for developing strong academic writing skills
- introduce a framework for developing a writing plan.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Identify key features that differentiate undergraduate from postgraduate writing
- Identify areas for your own writing development towards the postgraduate level and beyond.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

While the course is an introduction to advanced academic writing, it will presume previous experience in writing at the undergraduate level beyond Year 1 of an undergraduate degree or similar. You will have basic knowledge of academic essay writing - including the use of citations and referencing. It is also expected that you will have a good grasp of the English language and usage for academic essay writing.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The workshop will include presentation of material, exercises to 'test' and develop and enhance your 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, practical activities and some reflection time.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

None, but please do bring a pen and paper (laptop, tablet, etc.) to take down any notes you may want to during the workshop session.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

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Anne Wilson

Anne Wilson is a careers counsellor and mentor. Her work as a corporate writer, communication consultant and trainer means she sees inside many organisations, both public and private. She understands how organisations work and knows how to help job seekers find creative routes to open up opportunities.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.