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

10/10/18

08:15 - 08:45

Hugh Owen Library GSR

Information Skills 1: Reading lists

17/10/18

14:00 - 15:00

Llandinam C64

Writing and Study 1: Interpreting essay questions

17/10/18 08:15 - 08:45 

Hugh Owen Library GSR

Information Skills 2: Using Primo

24/10/18

14:00 - 15:00

Llandinam C64

Writing and Study 2: Clarity and focus

24/10/18  08:15 - 08:45 

Hugh Owen Library GSR

Information Skills 3: E-books

31/10/18

14:00 - 15:00

Llandinam C64

Writing and Study 3: Planning and writing introductions

31/10/18

08:15 - 08:45

Hugh Owen Library GSR

Information Skills 4: Journal articles

07/11/18

14:00 - 15:00

Llandinam C64

Writing and Study 4: Paraphrasing and citation

07/11/18

08:15 - 08:45

Hugh Owen Library GSR

Information Skills 5: Fake news

14/11/18

14:00 - 15:00

Llandinam C64

Writing and Study 5: Quotation and citation

14/11/18

08:15 - 08:45

Hugh Owen Library GSR

Information Skills 6: How to reference

21/11/18

14:00 - 15:00

Llandinam C64

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

21/11/18

08:15 - 08:45 

Hugh Owen Library GSR

Information Skills 7: Software for referencing

28/11/18

14:00 - 15:00

Llandinam C64

Writing and Study 7: Drawing conclusions and writing conclusions

05/12/18

14:00 - 15:00

Llandinam C64

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.