Free Undergraduate Courses

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

07/02/18

14:00 - 15:00

C22 Hugh Owen

Writing and Study 1: Interpreting essay questions

   

Online only (Blackboard)

Information Skills 1: Reading lists

14/02/18

14:00 - 15:00

C22 Hugh Owen

Writing and Study 2: Clarity and focus

   

Online only (Blackboard)

Information Skills 2: Using Primo

21/02/18

14:00 - 15:00

C64 Llandinam

Writing and Study 3: Planning and writing introductions

 

 

Online only (Blackboard)

Information Skills 3: E-books

28/02/18

14:00 - 15:00

C64 Llandinam

Writing and Study 4: Paraphrasing and citation

 

 

Online only (Blackboard)

Information Skills 4: Journal articles

07/03/18

14:00 - 15:00

C64 Llandinam

Writing and Study 5: Quotation and citation

 

 

Online only (Blackboard)

Information Skills 5: Fake news

14/03/18

14:00 - 15:00

C64 Llandinam

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

 

 

Online only (Blackboard)

Information Skills 6: How to reference

21/03/18

14:00 - 15:00

C64 Llandinam

Writing and Study 7: Drawing conclusions and writing conclusions

 

 

Online only (Blackboard)

Information Skills 7: Software for referencing

18/04/18

14:00 - 15:00

C64 Llandinam

Writing and Study 8: Revision and exam skills

Please note that all of the above sessions will be delivered through the medium of English.

 

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.