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Writing Head Start

Takes place from the 10th to 14th September 2018.

Mature students writing together at a desk.

Student Learning and the DCU Mature Student Officer together provide an annual Writing Head Start course 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 timetable for the academic year 2018/19. Incoming mature students will be sent communication regarding the event beforehand and must register to attend.

Any queries can be directed to

 09.30Registration, tea/coffeeQ&A Q&A Q&A Q&A 
 10.00Intro to learning at third levelSTEP 3: Research. Intro to the library.Writing timeWriting timeWriting time & feedback
 11.00Intro to academic writingLibrary training/resilience workshopSTEP 5: Writing first draftConclusionsGoogle suite talk
 12.00STEP 1: AnalyseResilience workshop/library trainingWriting timeWriting timeLight lunch
Mature Student Society
 14.00STEP 2: BrainstormSTEP 4: Assignment planningWriting timeSTEP 6: Revising & editing
 14.45Writing timeIntro to I.T. @ DCUIntroductionsSTEP 7: References
 15.30Mature officer availableMature officer availableMature officer availableMature officer available