Pre-University Courses: Academic Research and Writing Skills
In higher education students are often required to produce essays of varying lengths in numerous subjects which can represent a significant element in the summative assessments for their final qualification. In addition, the writing skills they acquire during these crucial years of their education will contribute enormously to their performance not just at university but beyond.
CourseLeap’s Academic Research and Writing Skills course will take students on a journey through the research and planning processes which provide the essential foundations for building good essays for high school and university. Rather than dealing in abstract concepts and theories, the course will engage students in short, accessible skill-building tasks which will help equip them to approach and develop those skills according to best academic practice and with greater confidence. The pace of this course will be lively, varied and demanding. We structure our sessions in the conviction that students learn best by ‘doing’, rather than being told what to do.
Our other Non-Math courses are designed to help students prepare for university-level coursework in subjects like physics and humanities. They aim to inculcate a strong conceptual understanding to prepare for the academic rigours of university coursework.
Who is it for?
This Pre IB course aims to equip students with the following skills and abilities:
Finding and evaluating the most relevant and authentic sources for projects and essays
Effective reading and note-taking strategies
Avoiding unintentional plagiarism
Planning clear and concise drafts, including the abstract, introduction, main body and conclusion
Structuring contextual paragraphs, writing concise summaries and paraphrases of source content
Supporting arguments with suitable evidence, illustration and critical analysis
Deploying references appropriately and correctly
Writing in an objective academic style
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