This workshop was developed for students who may need additional support in academic writing. The aim of this module is to strengthen skills that are essential for creating an academic essay and to prepare students for delivering original intellectual works of a chosen topic related to their academic pathways. In addition to learning key essay writing techniques, students will develop solid knowledge related to the structuring of an essay, the build-up of academic argumentation, correct referencing and stylistic questions. As an outcome, students will become more confident and efficient in writing academic essays and will be equipped with practical tools which they can use in their future academic career.
The workshop consists of 4 sessions taking place every second week throughout the Fall semester (see session schedule in the module’s Canvas course page). Each session will be devoted to discussing key aspects of academic writing: reasoning, use of evidence and critical reading of sources, structure, and referencing. The sessions will be focused on the students’ drafts and the discussion on how to improve them and address the issues related to each of the key skills. In the course of this module, students will gradually develop their essays until the final assignment, which consists of the submission of their revised essays.