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Writing and Essay Skills

All students need to write well to succeed. This course explores the craft of essay writing by considering many of the key skills you need in academic work.You are introduced to planning and designing writing, and how the right style can be adopted for different tasks. You learn ways to minimise mistakes and you become familiar with referencing and constructing a bibliography. You also explore syntax and punctuation through exercises and discussion.

Course information

Part-time

  • Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: Group A: Starts Tuesday 4 June, Tuesdays & Thursdays for 3 weeks, 1.30pm-4.30pm; Group B: Starts Tuesday 2 July, Tuesdays & Thursdays for 3 weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342291

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Group A
Starts Tuesday 4 June, Tuesdays & Thursdays for 3 weeks, 1.30pm-4.30pm.

Group B
Starts Tuesday 2 July, Tuesdays & Thursdays for 3 weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm.


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Where you study

Middlesbrough campus

What you study

Indicative content
Syntax; grammar; spelling; punctuation. Style; academic form; types of essay; appropriate tone.
Essay process; Note-taking; essay planning (structuring, sign-posting).
Essay presentation; plagiarism; paragraphing; editing.
Referencing and creating bibliographies.

How you are assessed

Assessment is an ICA (100%) series of exercises and short pieces of writing, including an essay plan and 1000 word essay.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements needed.

Health conditions requiring adjustments

For this particular course, you may need to undertake an occupational health or work-based risk assessment check. If you have a disability, specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism spectrum condition, sensory impairment or medical condition that may require reasonable adjustments during an external placement, in the university or in a clinical practice area, this must be declared as part of the enrolment process. If you are unsure you can contact the relevant admissions or course tutor for guidance.

Course information

Part-time

  • Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: Group A: Starts Tuesday 4 June, Tuesdays & Thursdays for 3 weeks, 1.30pm-4.30pm; Group B: Starts Tuesday 2 July, Tuesdays & Thursdays for 3 weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342291

Contact details

Further information