Academic Writing

From here you can find out how to start your essay or assignment and steps you can take to prepare yourself to complete them successfully.

Information is available on how to write academically, alongside support on developing your critical and analytical skills. Using an academic writing style and format will help improve the quality of your work. This page includes tips on how to develop and improve your drafts, and how to turn them into the finished piece of work ready for submission.

Resources Available

To help you develop your academic skills, we have created learning resources that you can make use of when preparing for your next essay, assignment or exam. The following resources are recommended if you would like tips and ideas to improve your writing skills:

The complete set of resources can be found on Blackboard, under the Student Support tab> Academic Learning Development> Resources> Essays and Assignments.

Workshops

There are several workshops taking place through the academic year that can help you improve your essay writing skills across our campuses.

Effective reading & note-taking

  • STUDY BETTER 3: Wed 18 Oct, 12.30-2pm, AH1.21

Referencing & Plagiarism Prevention (Harvard Style)

  • WRITE BETTER 1: Wed 1 Nov, 12.30-2pm, AH1.21
  • WRITE BETTER 12: Mon 12 Mar, 12.30-2pm, Room TBC

Plan & prep your assignment

  • WRITE BETTER 2: Mon 6 Nov, 12.30-2pm, AH1.21
  • WRITE BETTER 10: Thu 1 Mar, 12.30-2pm, Room TBC

Discussion, Argument and Critical Analysis

  • WRITE BETTER 3: Wed 15 Nov, 12.30-2pm, AH1.21
  • WRITE BETTER 14: Wed 28 Mar, 12.30-2pm, Room TBC
  • WRITE BETTER 15: Thu 26 Apr, 12.30-2pm, Room TBC

Academic writing style

  • WRITE BETTER 4: Mon 20 Nov, 12.30-2pm, AH2.23

Taking essays to the next level

  • WRITE BETTER 5: Tues 5 Dec, 12.30-2pm, AH1.21
  • WRITE BETTER 11: Thu 8 Mar, 12.30-2pm, Room TBC

Referencing & Plagiarism Prevention (Harvard Style)

  • Tues 31 Oct, 12.30 - 2pm, KICF09
  • Fri 16 Feb, 12.30 - 2pm, KICF07

Plan & prep your assignment

  • Fri 10 Nov, 12.30 - 2pm, KICF10
  • Wed 28 Feb, 12.30 - 2pm, KICF10

Discussion, Argument and Critical Analysis

  • Tues 21 Nov, 12:30 - 2pm, KICF06
  • Mon 26 Mar, 12.30 - 2pm, KICF08

Referencing & Plagiarism Prevention (Harvard Style)

  • WRITE BETTER 1: Mon 9 Oct, 12.30-2pm, RWg14
  • WRITE BETTER 6: Mon 14 May, 12.30 - 2pm, CCf01

Plan & prep your assignment

  • WRITE BETTER 3: Wed 15 Nov, 12.30-2pm, RWg13
  • WRITE BETTER 7: Tues 22 May, 12.30 - 2pm, CCf01

You can download the full workshop schedule or visit the Student Events Calendar for more details.

Additional workshop topics can be offered on request. Please email learner@canterbury.ac.uk if you have a specific request for an additional workshop.

Tutorials

If you would like to book a one-to-one tutorial you can contact us by emailing learner@canterbury.ac.uk or calling 01227 928641.

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Last edited: 23/10/2017 09:01:00