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  • Note: this course Group A is now full. We are still accepting applications for Group B.
 

Course overview

All students need to write well to succeed. You explore 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.

You learn through a combination of live elements and pre-recorded material. Tutor support is available throughout the specified weekly times and collaborative learning is available through our online learning platform.

Start dates
Group A - Starts Tuesday 8 June, Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm (NOW FULL)
Group B - Starts Tuesday 6 July, Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Summer university

Start date: See course description above

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This course is delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

 

Course details

What you study

- 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

Your assessment is a portfolio of four short written pieces (200-300 words each) and one short essay (750-1,000 words).

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: See course description above

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