All entries for Tuesday 25 January 2011
January 25, 2011
I recently attended the A3 Academic Writing for Arts and Social Science Students in order to work on my second Action Plan of progressing in my academic writing skill.
I found the workshop very useful and will definitely be able to apply the techniques I learnt in future academic essays. The most useful aspect of the session was looking into the processes of writing an essay and these processes broken down in stages. Not only will this help me to plan my time better but also help to approach and structure my essay more effectively.
This week I applied the skills I learnt to one of my historical essays and will await the marks eagerly to see whether I have achieved a better grade from just one session.
Following on from this session and to continue progressing and improving my skills I will take up my tutors invitations for further discussion on previous work and apply the criticisms to future work. Within my Politics module specifically my seminar tutor has arranged a short workshop to discuss how to approach political questions and how to access the higher mark brackets. I will be attending this workshop in week five.
Most importantly this workshop gave me the understanding behind the academic writing process and the confidence to apply what I learnt to my own work.