Weekend Essay Writing Course
This intensive practice workshop is designed to improve your essay writing, research and editing skills. We will teach you how to develop your arguments and put your ideas in an academic piece of work. We focus on essay structure and planning, critical analysis, and research. In those dynamic workshops we address specific academic problems such as how to plan and structure an essay, how to develop critical analysis skills, how to evaluate evidence and cite properly, and how to avoid plagiarism.
- Essay planning, critical analysis in academic writing, essay structure
- Essay introductions
- Essay conclusions
- Referencing and evaluation of evidence
- How to avoid plagiarism
- How to interpret plagiarism reports
Who will benefit from this workshop?
The workshop is well-suited for undergraduate, as well as postgraduate students with different academic backgrounds. UK/EU as well as international students are all welcome to attend as long as they have good command of English. The workshop is also suitable for mature or part-time students, who have been out of education of an extended period, and for students who come from educational systems different from the English one.
What will I be doing during the workshop?
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. You will be given various academic practice 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 aim of the intensive workshop is to make you acquainted with different writing strategies and learn how to use them to address the specifics of different academic assignments.
What are the workshops like?
The weekend workshops are interactive and divided into several units. Based on the specific problems of the students, we design the units according to an itinerary, covering the issues specified by the students during the enrolment process. These issues are then incorporated into the learning units (for example “How to write a good introduction”, “How to structure your essay”, etc). 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. There is also optional homework.
What sort of academic help will I get?
The workshops are tailored to meet the specific academic writing problems of the students. During the registration stage you will be asked to complete a brief form and send academic writing samples, specifying your exact academic writing weaknesses. These may help us tailor the different academic writing units.