Bridges to Learning Academic Writing Skills

Ref: C2524543

The workshop is an accessible and fear free reintroduction to academic skills. It takes students through the key skills of preparing and writing an academic essay. This is especially useful for people who haven't written an essay for some time. Individual feedback from the tutor helps students work out what they need to do to improve and hone their skills.

Course aim

The workshop is aimed at people aiming to enter further and higher education including degree level courses, who want to improve or brush up their academic skills. It could also interest people considering an academic course.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Students need a level 2 qualification in English to join this course

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand how to read an essay question and plan my work accordingly
  • Structure an academic essay and write a suitable plan
  • Understand what I need to do - if anything - to make further improvements to my techniques

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A dictionary will be useful

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Students might want to obtain any information that will be helpful beforehand about the course or proposed area of study they want to or intend to select so they can talk to the tutor about their concerns.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Bridges to Learning Academic Writing Skills

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As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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