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March 02, 2011

Follow Up For My Academic Writing (A3)

Follow-up to My Views on the Academic Writing Workshop for Arts and Social Science Students (A3) from Samantha's blog


It has been a couple of weeks since I attended this workshop and I am pleased that my writing as improved and that this has been reflected in my academic grades.

My history essay gained a 62 which I am very pleased about. I feel that this workshop gave me a clear strucutre and process when writing essays and the information I gained has enabled me to improve as an academic student.

I was able to take the comments forward and apply them to my other essays which I hope will also recieve a 2:1.

I am hoping that higher grades are also reflected in other essays I write and that I can continue to achieve 2:1 classifications in my assessed essays and examinations at the end of the year.

I am pleased that I have achieved what I was hoping to in attending the workshop it has been very beneficial to my work.

The Politics essay which I specifically mentioned in my intitial blog has still yet to be marked but I will update this blog when I am able to with the grade I achieve in that particular module.


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.


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  • A very good final reflective account, Samantha, to round off your Warwick Skills Portfolio Award. Yo… by Mary Sage on this entry
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