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University of Bath

One-off academic writing sessions

Get help with your academic writing from a range of 90-minute one-off sessions.

Students working in an academic workshop of title analysis
Develop your academic writing skills

About our sessions

Please note our sessions for the academic year 2020/21 are currently being finalised and registration is not yet open. This page will be updated in due course.

Choose from the one-off sessions listed below to help you develop your academic writing. Sessions are designed for either science or humanities students.

Before you enrol

Before you sign up for a session please make sure that the day and time do not clash with your academic timetable by checking MyTimetable.

Analysing assignment titles

This session will help you understand exactly what an assignment or essay title is asking you to do.

Planning and organising your assignment

This session will help you understand how to present your writing in formal academic style.

Writing introductions and conclusions

This session will help you learn how to capture the reader's interest in your writing and how to present clear conclusions to your arguments.

Paragraph writing

In this session you will learn how to link ideas to make the theme clear in a paragraph.

Referencing and plagiarism

In this session you will discover how to cite and acknowledge sources appropriately in your academic writing.

Summarising and paraphrasing sources

In this session you will learn how to restate and condense information to make your academic writing clearer.

Making your writing flow

This session will help you understand how to make your writing easier to read by linking ideas and paragraphs.

Writing critically

In this session will you discover how to analyse evidence from your reading to help you state clear arguments in your academic writing.

Academic style

In this session you will learn about the conventions of academic writing style including formality, objectivity, and being precise.

Scientific style

In this session you will learn about the conventions of scientific writing style including objectivity, being concise, and avoiding ambiguity.

Proofreading

This session will help you understand how to re-read and edit your own academic writing to make sure it is clear and accurate.

Understanding the sections of a lab/tech report

This session will help you understand the different parts of a lab or technical report.

Book a session

You can book a one-off academic writing session on MySkills.

Book your place