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Head Start Writing

Head Start Writing week takes place from the 9th to 13th September 2019.

Mature students writing together at a desk.

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.

Below is the provisional timetable for the academic year 2019/20. Incoming mature students will be sent communication regarding the event beforehand and must register here to attend.

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 09.30Registration, tea/coffeeQ&A Q&A Q&A Q&A 
 10.00Intro to learning at third levelSTEP 3: Research. Intro to the library.Intro to I.T. @ DCUConclusionsWriting time & feedback
 11.00Intro to academic writingLibrary training/resilience workshopSTEP 5: Writing first draftWriting timeBasics of microsoft word and google docs
 11.45Assignment types & markingResilience workshop/library trainingWriting timeSTEP 6: Revising & editingLight lunch
 12.30LUNCH LUNCHLUNCH LUNCH Mature Student Society
 13.30STEP 1: AnalyseResearch timeIntroductionsWriting timeTravel to Glasnevin
 14.15STEP 2: BrainstormSTEP 4: Assignment planningWriting timeSTEP 7: ReferencesCollect student card in Glasnevin



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