January 25, 2011

My Views on the Academic Writing Workshop for Arts and Social Science Students (A3)

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.

- One comment Not publicly viewable

  1. Natalie Sharpling

    Dear Samantha

    Thank you very much for your comments on the workshop. I’m glad to see that you found the focus on the writing process useful. I think it does help to see how all the different pieces of the process fit together. The session you are having on the requirements of poltics essays sounds very useful.

    Let us know how things go and tell us about your history essay, once you’ve received feedback from that.

    Kind regards


    11 Feb 2011, 04:41

Add a comment

You are not allowed to comment on this entry as it has restricted commenting permissions.

January 2011

Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
|  Today  | Feb
               1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Search this blog



Most recent comments

  • A very good final reflective account, Samantha, to round off your Warwick Skills Portfolio Award. Yo… by Mary Sage on this entry
  • This is a good concluding blog to follow up the actions you have taken since the workshop. It is und… by Sue Johnstone on this entry
  • A great final entry for P1, Samanatha. it's really good to see how the whole reflection process has … by Mary Sage on this entry
  • Sam – nice concluding summary of A1. It sounds like you've taken a lot away from this workshop, that… by Han-na Cha on this entry
  • Your first blog is comprehensive, although I would be interested to know how the actual content of t… by Sue Johnstone on this entry

Blog archive

Not signed in
Sign in

Powered by BlogBuilder