Writing for University
The following resources are designed to help you assess and develop your students’ writing for university skills.
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The aim of this activity is to clarify the difference between descriptive and analytical writing and emphasise the importance of research-based argument. Participants engage in an interactive 3-stage exercise that interrogates a (visual) text in order to generate a piece of academic writing.
Activity time: 1 hour
Types of media: Handout/s, Slides, PowerPoint File, PDF File
To increase awareness of common spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) errors that are made in CVs, covering letters and personal statements.
Activity time: 10 Minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Helpsheet, PDF File
By completing these learning resources, students will be able to: Appreciate the limits and uses of Microsoft Word in aiding proofreading beyond built-in spelling and grammar checks. Use A-Z sort, Find, and Find and Replace to eliminate common proofreading errors efficiently. Find further free sources of developmental support for proofreading skills.
Activity time: 30 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Webpage, Helpsheet, Word Document, PDF File, Quiz