ALACS - Academic Writing: Synthesising Sources
Duration 6 days
Team Centre For English Language Education

Academic Writing: Synthesising Sources

Duration: 6 weeks

Aims and objectives

This course aims to familiarise yourself 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 appropriately
Week 1 Writing paragraphs
Week 2 Including sources
Week 3 Referencing
Week 4 Using sources: selection and synthesis
Week 5 Comment and critical stance
Week 6 Stylistic development
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