Free undergraduate course

A free course on essay writing, study skills and online and library learning resources

To enrol:

  • Login to AberLearn Blackboard
  • Click the AberSkills tab
  • In the right-hand column, in the Undergraduate Writing, Communication and Information Skills box, click Enrol now

Once enrolled, click My Modules to see this course listed under Opt-in Modules List

Class materials and any online learning resources will be available in the Content folder in the Blackboard module after each class

You will receive an email reminder in advance of each class

For further information, please email: study-skills@aber.ac.uk

Date

Time

Location

Subject

4 October 2017

14:00 - 15:00
or 15:00 - 16:00

4 locations available 14:00 - 15:00

3 locations available 15:00 - 16:00

Follow link below subject title for details

Learning Strategies and Learning Support

Effective Study Seminar 1

11 October 2017 08:15-08:45

Medrus 3, Penbryn Hall

Information Skills: Reading Lists

11 October 2017 14:00 - 15:00
or 15:00 - 16:00

4 locations available 14:00 - 15:00

3 locations available 15:00 - 16:00

Follow link below subject title for details

Academic Writing

Effective Study Seminar 2

18 October 2017 08:15-08:45

Medrus 3, Penbryn Hall

Information Skills: Primo

18 October 2017 14:00 - 15:00

C22 Hugh Owen

Writing and Study 1: interpreting essay questions      

25 October 2017

08:15-08:45

Medrus 3, Penbryn Hall

Information Skills: E-books

25 October 2017

14:00 - 15:00

C22 Hugh Owen

Writing and Study 2: clarity and focus

1 November 2017

08:15-08:45

Medrus 2, Penbryn Hall

Information Skills: Journal articles

1 November 2017

14:00 - 15:00

C22 Hugh Owen

Writing and Study 3: planning and writing introductions

8 November 2017

08:15-08:45

Medrus 3, Penbryn Hall

Information Skills: Fake news

8 November 2017

14:00 - 15:00

C22 Hugh Owen

Writing and Study 4: paraphrasing and citation

15 November 2017

08:15-08:45

Medrus 3, Penbryn Hall

Information Skills: How to reference

15 November 2017

14:00 - 15:00

C22 Hugh Owen

Writing and Study 5: quotation and citation

22 November 2017

08:15-08:45

Medrus 3, Penbryn Hall

Information Skills: Software for referencing

22 November 2017

14:00 - 15:00

C22 Hugh Owen

Writing and Study 6: essay structures: the nature of argument

29 November 2017

14:00 - 15:00

C22 Hugh Owen

Writing and Study 7: drawing conclusions and writing conclusions

6 December 2017

14:00 - 15:00

C22 Hugh Owen     

Writing and Study 8: revision and exam skills

Learning outcomes: On completion of the whole course it is expected that you will be able to:

  • Identify the key requirements of academic assignments
  • Work effectively with information presented and discussed in lectures and seminars ways in which the information can be used in academic assignments
  • Identify and appropriately use a range of University and external resources for assignments within the University’s guidelines for good academic practice
  • Create and maintain a clear, focused and well structured argument in written assignments
  • Manage revision time and strategies for working with exam requirements

Jointly facilitated by Student Learning Support and Information Services.