Head Start Writing (mature students)
Head Start Writing
The Student Learning team and the Mature Student Officer work collaboratively to provide an annual writing week for incoming first-year mature students. This week-long course is an opportunity for mature students to refresh their academic writing skills before returning to university. Incoming mature students will be sent communication regarding the event beforehand.
In advance of the academic year 2020/21, Head Start Writing week takes place from the 7th to 11th September 2020 (dates are provisional and subject to change). The course will be provided online through a mix of self-guided resources and live Zoom webinars.
This course is only open to incoming first year mature students. All students in this cohort will receive notification in advance from the Mature Student Officer on how to register for the course.
Further information on pre-entry events for incoming mature students is available here.
|Topic 1.2||Student stories|
|Topic 1.3||Discover Your Community|
|2pm Live Webinar 1||Get Motivated|
|Topic 2.1||Intro to academic writing|
|Topic 2.2||Assignment types & marking schemes|
|Topic 2.3||Analyse the Question|
|2pm Live Webinar 2||Get Started|
|Topic 3.1||Discover Research Skills|
|2 pm Live Webinar 3||Get Researching|
|Topic 4.1||Assignment planning|
|Topic 4.2||First draft: paragraphs|
|2 pm Live Webinar 4||Get Writing|
|Topic 5.1||Revising and editing|
What is plagiarism? And how to avoid it
|Topic 5.3||How to cite and reference|
|2 pm Live webinar 5||Get Editing|