Improve your skills for writing: assignments, essays, and personal writing

Overview

Writing an essay or assignments can be a challenging task since it requires students to explore topics in details, organise ideas, to express views, and to engage with debates.

Academic Writing Skills module offers advice on writing in an academic style suitable for essays and assignments, and practical guidance on how to structure ideas and improve your written work. 

This study skills module is aimed at: 

  • current students across all departments and subjects, to plan, develop, and improve their coursework: assignments, essays, and personal writing
  • prospective international students, to develop their writing skills before entering university
  • IELTS academic test-takers, to improve their current writing skills

Module content

Study method

Study method of this module is distinct from any other online courses because of its interactive features. Within the module, you will find:

  • diagnostic test to assess your current ability and personalise your learning
  • practice activities to reinforce new skills
  • journal entries to store your thoughts and reflect at later stage
  • audio and video clips to keep your learning interesting
  • module assessment to tests your understanding and check your progress.

IT requirements

Academic Writing skills module is delivered online through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). To participate in the module, you must have access to an internet-connected computer (desktop or laptop). 

This is a technology enhanced training module. Therefore, you must be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the internet.

Who is this module for?

Academic writing skills module is aimed at:

  • current students across all departments and subjects, to plan, develop, and improve their coursework: assignments, essays, and personal writing
  • prospective international students, to develop their writing skills before entering university
  • IELTS academic test-takers, to improve their current writing skills

Module outcomes

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