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Weekend Essay Writing Course

The sessions are designed to improve your writing, research and editing skills. Our tutors will teach you how to develop your arguments and put your ideas in an academic piece of work. We focus on vocabulary use, specific essay structure, argumentation and research. In those dynamic workshop style classes we will address specific academic problems such as how to write a methodology, how to choose your research question, how to avoid plagiarism and how to structure your essay.

Learning outcomes:

  • Research topic, argument and essay structure
  • Research techniques for the social sciences and business
  • Literature review techniques
  • Methodology and research methods
  • Bibliography and referencing
  • Anti-plagiarism and citation 

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Who will benefit from this course?

The course is well-suited for undergraduate, as well as postgraduate students with different academic backgrounds. Home as well as international students are welcome to attend as long as they have good command of the English Language. It is also suitable for adult or part-time students, who have been out of education of an extended period of time, and for students who come from educational systems different from the English one.

 

What will I be doing in class?

The idea behind this workshop is to get students to write. You will be taught the basics of academic writing, and certain research and writing techniques, which you will have the chance to implement in a practical setting. The tutors will be giving you various academic tasks, and you will be asked to complete them under their supervision. The purpose is to get the students involved in the process of academic writing as actively as possible. Also, the learning aim of the intensive course is to help you encounter different writing strategies, and learn how to use them in order to address the specifics of different academic assignments.

What are the courses like?

The weekend courses are structured as interactive workshops. Based on the specific problems of the students, the tutor has designed a tailored study plan, covering the issues specified by the students during the enrolment process. These issues are then transformed into learning modules (for example “How to write a good introduction”, “How to write a literature review”, etc) and taught by the tutor. Every module has a small theoretical introduction which is followed by the practical tasks. These are normally completed individually or in groups under the supervision of the tutor, followed by task discussions and revisions. The idea is that the students get as much feedback as possible on the problems they have encountered during the completion of the tasks.

 

What sort of academic help will I get?

The courses are tailored to meet the specific problems of the students in the group. During the enrolment stage you will be asked to complete a detailed questionnaire specifying your exact academic writing weaknesses. Based on this information the tutors devise a study plan for each and every session.

 

Time and Duration:

Intensive one weekend course: Saturday (10 am to 5 pm) and Sunday (11:00am to 4.00pm)