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Overview
level of study Level 1, 2, 3, Master's and PhD level
time taken to complete 2 hours per week for 6 weeks

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This course will help you to hone your academic writing skills and increase your awareness of academic conventions. You will learn techniques to improve your academic writing through practical exercises designed to help you apply what is learned in class to your own work.

This taught course is also available as a self study course on Canvas. Find out more on the course's E-Learning page.

Information: Modules that carry the AS- code are non-credit bearing modules. This means that successful completion of these modules by attending 80% of the course, will appear on your  Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).


Syllabus

This course is made up of the following two-hour sessions:

SESSION ONE: Introduction and Features of Academic Writing

In this session, we will define some common features of academic writing. Students will understand the purpose of these features and their impact on academic writing, and be able to construct a conclusion and introduction based on common ‘rhetorical moves’.

 

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Wednesday 8th February 2023, 12:00 - 14:00

ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Friday 10th February 2023, 12:00 - 14:00


SESSION TWO: Good Paragraphs

In this session, students will learn to use a range of techniques to write cohesive and persuasive paragraphs.

 

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Wednesday 15th February 2023, 12:00 - 14:00

ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Friday 17th February 2023, 12:00 - 14:00


SESSION THREE: Critical Writing

In this session, we will identify the differences between descriptive, analytical and evaluative writing. Students will learn to use a range of strategies to ensure their writing comes across as more critical.

 

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Wednesday 22nd February 2023, 12:00 - 14:00

ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Friday 24th February 2023, 12:00 - 14:00


SESSION FOUR: Synthesis and Using Sources

In this session, students will learn to synthesise information using a matrix, use direct quotes accurately, and apply different strategies for paraphrasing.

 

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Wednesday 1st March 2023, 12:00 - 14:00

ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Friday 3rd March 2023, 12:00 - 14:00


SESSION FIVE: Tools for Improving Style

In this session, we will discuss techniques to make your writing more concise, and a range of techniques to make your writing easier and more enjoyable to read.

 

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Wednesday 8th March 2023, 12:00 - 14:00

ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Friday 10th March 2023, 12:00 - 14:00


SESSION SIX: Proofreading and Editing

In this session, students will learn how to approach proofreading and editing in a more effective and systematic manner.

 

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Wednesday 15th March 2023, 12:00 - 14:00

ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Friday 17th March 2023, 12:00 - 14:00