University of Bath

One-off academic writing sessions

Get help with your writing from a choice of 90-minute one-off writing sessions that cover a wide range of academic writing aspects.

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

About our sessions

We offer a range of one-off sessions that can help you to develop your academic writing.

You can take a diagnostic test that will help you choose a session to suit your needs.

You can see the times and dates of the sessions by looking at the tables at the bottom of the page.

You can choose and enrol for sessions that are appropriate for science or humanities students.

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Before signing up for a session please make sure that the day and time do not clash with your academic timetable using your MyTimetable.

Analysing assignment titles

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

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Planning and organising your assignment

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

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Writing introductions and conclusions

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

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Paragraph writing

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

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Referencing and plagiarism

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

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Summarising and paraphrasing sources

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

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Making your writing flow

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

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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.

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Academic style

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

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Scientific style

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

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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.

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Understanding the sections of a lab/tech report

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

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Look at the tables below to help you decide which one-off session and time is most suitable for you:

Humanities one-off academic writing sessions

One-off session Tuesday 6.15pm to 7.45pm Wednesday 4.15pm to 5.45pm Thursday 6.15pm to 7.45pm
Analysing assignment titles 12 February 2019 27 March 2019 18 April 2019
Planning and how to organise your assignment 19 February 2019 6 March 2019 11 April 2019
Writing introductions and conclusions 26 February 2019 13 March 2019 4 April 2019
Paragraph writing 5 March 2019 20 February 2019 28 March 2019
Referencing and plagiarism 12 March 2019 17 April 2019 14 February 2019
Summarising and paraphrasing sources 19 March 2019 10 April 2019 14 March 2019
Making your writing flow 26 March 2019 3 April 2019 21 March 2019
Writing critically 2 April 2019 No class 28 February 2019
Academic style 9 April 2019 27 February 2019 21 February 2019
Proofreading 16 April 2019 20 March 2019 7 March 2019

Look at the tables below to help you decide which one-off session and time is most suitable for you:

Science one-off academic writing sessions

One-off session Tuesday 6.15pm to 7.45pm Wednesday 2.15pm to 3.45pm Wednesday 4.15pm to 5.45pm
Understanding the sections of a lab/tech report 12 February 2019 27 March 2019 17 April 2019
Planning and how to organise your assignment 19 February 2019 6 March 2019 10 April 2019
Writing introductions and conclusions 26 February 2019 13 March 2019 3 April 2019
Paragraph writing 5 March 2019 20 February 2019 27 March 2019
Referencing and plagiarism 12 March 2019 17 April 2019 13 February 2019
Summarising and paraphrasing sources 19 March 2019 10 April 2019 13 March 2019
Making your writing flow 26 March 2019 3 April 2019 20 March 2019
Writing critically 2 April 2019 No class 27 February 2019
Scientific style 9 April 2019 27 February 2019 20 February 2019
Proofreading 16 April 2019 20 March 2019 6 March 2019

Before signing up for a session please make sure that the day and time do not clash with your academic timetable using your MyTimetable.