Free Undergraduate course: Writing, Communication and Information Skills

Overview: This is a programme of seminars and workshops in essay writing, study skills and online learning resources in library and web-based research skills.

We send a reminder email to all students enrolled on the programme in advance of each class. You are welcome to attend any or all of the classes.

Who the course is for:
The programme is open to all undergraduates and will be particularly relevant to those who may be unfamiliar with the requirements of academic study practices in general or how these practices may differ in a UK university context.

Enrol on the programme:

  • 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

Any questions or comments, please email: study-skills@aber.ac.uk

19th October 2016

 

EL 0.01, Penglais

0r

RB 2.20 Llanbadarn

14:00 - 15:00: Writing and Study 1: interpreting essay questions

15:00 - 15:30: Information Skills 1: Find everything on your reading lists

26th October 2016

 

EL 0.01, Penglais

0r

RB 2.20Llanbadarn

14:00 - 15:00: Writing and Study 2: clarity and focus

15:00 - 15:30: Information Skills 2: Evaluating web-based material for your studies

2nd November 2016

 

EL 0.01, Penglais

0r

RB 2.20Llanbadarn

14:00 - 15:00: Writing and Study 3: planning and writing introductions

15:00 - 15:30: Information Skills 3: Tools and techniques for avoiding plagiarism

9th November 2016

EL 0.01, Penglais

0r

RB 2.20Llanbadarn

14:00 - 15:00: Writing and Study 4: paraphrasing and citation

15:00 - 15:30: Information Skills 4: Bibliographic referencing software

16th November 2016

 

EL 0.01, Penglais

0r

RB 2.20Llanbadarn

14:00 - 15:00: Writing and Study 5: quotation and citation

15:00 - 15:30: Information Skills 5: Article searching with Primo

23rd November 2016

EL 0.01, Penglais

0r

RB 2.20Llanbadarn

14:00 - 15:00: Writing and Study 6: essay structures: the nature of argument

15:00 - 15:30: Information Skills 6: Research at home: working on and off campus

30th November 2016

 

EL 0.01, Penglais

0r

RB 2.20Llanbadarn

14:00 - 15:00: Writing and Study 7: drawing conclusions and writing conclusions

15:00 - 15:30: Information Skills 7: Exploring online databases at Aber

7th December 2016

 

EL 0.01, Penglais

0r

RB 2.20Llanbadarn

14:00 - 15:00: 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.