Free Undergraduate Courses

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

To enrol:

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

Once enrolled, click My Modules to see this course listed under General modules

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

06/10/21

14:00 - 15:00

Online via Microsoft Teams

Writing and Study 1: Interpreting essay questions

13/10/21 13:00 - 13:30

Online via Microsoft Teams

Information Skills 1: From reading lists to referencing 

14:00 - 15:00 

Online via Microsoft Teams

Writing and Study 2: Clarity and focus

20/10/21

13:00 - 13:30 

Online via Microsoft Teams

Information Skills 2: Getting started with Primo: finding books, ebooks, journal articles

14:00 - 15:00 

Online via Microsoft Teams

Writing and Study 3: Planning and writing introductions

27/10/21

13:00 - 13:30

Online via Microsoft Teams

Information Skills 3: Off campus access to online library resources 

14:00 - 15:00

Online via Microsoft Teams

Writing and Study 4: Paraphrasing and citation

03/11/21

13:00 - 13:30

Online via Microsoft Teams

Information Skills 4: Finding quality resources: literature review, assignments and beyond

14:00 - 15:00

Online via Microsoft Teams

Writing and Study 5: Quotation and citation

10/11/21

14:00 - 15:00

Online via Microsoft Teams

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

17/11/21

14:00 - 15:00

Online via Microsoft Teams

Writing and Study 7: Drawing conclusions and writing conclusions

24/11/21

14:00 - 15:00

Online via Microsoft Teams

Writing and Study 8: Revision and exam skills

Please note that all of the above sessions will be delivered through the medium of English. There is a series of Welsh-medium academic skills sessions, run by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/cgg/learning-teaching/academicskillsforstudents/

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.