CELE - Academic Writing: Synthesising sources

Title:CELE - Academic Writing: Synthesising sources

Duration:6 days
Centre For English Language Education
Aims and Objectives

To familiarise you with the university expectations for avoiding plagiarism, developing a critical approach and maintaining academic style in coursework. The course helps you to:

Use information from different reading sources to support your argument, to develop your own `voice` in academic writing, and to avoid plagiarism
Take a critical approach to reading/writing and use strategies for critical writing
Understand British academic conventions for referencing
Use academic style


Tutor input, individual and pairwork activities, writing tasks, opportunities to discuss difficulties with writing and examples of academic written work.

Who should attend

Postgraduates and undergraduates who wish to work towards university expectations for referring to different sources while developing your own `voice`, improving academic style, and critical writing. It is advisable to attend this module after completing Introduction to Academic Writing and Academic Writing: Planning an Assignment, unless you already feel confident in the areas covered in Academic Writing: Planning an Assignment.

NB: You may choose only one 6-week writing module in Semester One.

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