Academic Writing Clinics
During one week in the autumn term 2018, we are holding 'Academic Writing Clinics’ at City campus.
This will be a time for you to get a 'diagnosis’ of your referencing and writing skills, or to get an answer for any quick query you might have regarding study skills.
If you would like an assessment of your referencing and writing, please bring along up to 300 words from an assignment and a tutor will provide you with feedback.
No need to book, just pop in to whichever is the most convenient from the following dates:
Tuesday, 16th October
Weds, 17th October
Thursday, 18th October
Held each day between 12.00-1.00 pm in Room NCD11 (Ask at the Advice Zone, if unsure where this is), for you to come alone or as a small group.
If you have been referred to SDSS for referencing, you can either book one of the workshops below on referencing or you can book an individual tutorial via the online booking system.
You may request a workshop if you, and a few other students (more than 4), would like one. Please send us a request, indicating possible dates and times, campus and chosen topic from the options below.
Request a Workshop
The autumn term workshops are listed below and now available to book if you want to travel to the Treforest campus:
This workshop gives tips on formulating/refining your dissertation topic, planning and managing your project, research considerations, structuring methods and the academic requirements for writing it up.
Reflective writing is an important skill to develop; this interactive session will introduce the main models for reflection, and encourages identification and understanding of key elements, including criticality, form, structure and balance.
A workshop that provides invaluable hints and tips to help you improve your written work and informally assess your current language strengths.
These workshops introduce you to the main features of report writing with particular emphasis on organising and presenting information in an appropriate format.
Speaking in public is an essential skill at university or in a work environment. This session will look ways to achieve effective planning and organisation of its content, the use of visual aids, and a confident delivery, mainly in relation to academic presentations.
Many students lose valuable marks for not being able to reference correctly. This session will highlight good academic practice and skills to avoid plagiarism; it will concentrate on the use of the HARVARD system with particular reference to the USW style guide.
Paraphrasing is an essential skill when referring to the work of other people, and thus avoid plagiarizing. Attend this session for tips on how to paraphrase properly.
What makes a good essay? This workshop identifies key areas of the construction and writing of essays, enabling a more confident approach to developing the skills for this task
Organising your Study
This workshop is designed to make studying more manageable. It encourages you to be more aware of how to organise your time, will help you develop an appropriate study strategy and use effective techniques for preparing, taking and filing notes from lectures and research.
You will find out how to develop your writing skills by adopting a more evaluative and critical stance with this workshop.