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Undergraduate Academic English Support

Undergraduate Academic English Service

The undergraduate Academic English support service is non credit bearing and provides free workshops, sign up tutorials, written assignments consultations and independent study resources in the specific language, discourse and skills you need to perform the more common academic tasks.

                                                             
                      Listen HERE for more detailed information on what is available. 

Academic Skills Workshops:
  • You can choose one or more of the these to develop the specific skills you need for your studies.
  • Workshops are two hours per week and begin in week 2.
  • Two timetable options are available for each workshop.
Tutorials and Writing Consultations
  • Face to face or online tutorials and writing consultations on your assignments are available.
Independent study resources
  • When you register below you will be given access to independent study resources.
  • Guidance on using independent study resources is also provided.

                Register HERE for your choice of session/s

Week        Academic Task Focus  
     
2
Academic Skills Session 1: Avoiding plagiarism, paraphrasing & citation. Academic conventions.  In text referencing and citation. Referencing language.
Sign up tutorial
Wednesday
  4 October
1.00-3.00pm
Room: Red Oak 4
 
Thursday
  5 October
1.00-3.00pm
Room: Red Oak 1
3
Academic Writing: Essays Session 1: Essay structure, introductions and conclusions, essay language, types of essay. 
Sign up tutorial
Wednesday
  11 October
1.00-3.00pm
  Room: Red Oak 4
 
Thursday
  12 October
1.00-3.00pm
  Room: Red Oak 2
 
4
Academic Grammar & Vocabulary Session 1: Academic style, passive voice, academic collocations, tenses in academic writing. 
Sign up tutorial
Wednesday
  18 October 
1.00-3.00pm
   Room: Red Oak 4
 
Thursday
  19 October
1.00-3.00pm
  Room: Red Oak 2
5
Speaking & Listening: Giving Academic Presentations. Structure, language and tips for academic presentations.
Sign up tutorial
Wednesday
  25 October
1.00-3.00pm
  Room: Willow 08
Thursday
 26 October
1.00-3.00pm
   Room: to be confirmed
 
6
Academic Writing: Research Reports. Structure and language for research report writing.
Sign up tutorial
Wednesday
  1 November 
1.00-3.00pm
  Room: Willow 08
Thursday
  2 November
1.00-3.00pm
   Room: to be confirmed
7
Academic Writing: Essays 2. Structure and language of argument essays.
Sign up tutorial
Wednesday
  8 November
1.00-3.00pm
   Room: Willow 08
 
Thursday
  9 November
1.00-3.00pm
   Room: to be confirmed
8
Critical Reading & Critique Writing : Identifying critical writing and how to critically evaluate.  Language and structure of critical writing.
Sign  up tutorial
Wednesday
  15 November
1.00-3.00pm
Room: CLC G.07
Thursday
 16 November
1.00-3.00pm
Room: to be confirmed
9
Academic Skills: Paraphrasing & citation 2. Writing a list of references / bibliography.
Sign up tutorial
Wednesday 
  22 November
1.00-3.00pm
  Room: CLC G.07
Thursday
  23 November
1.00-3.00pm
  Room: to be confirmed
10
Academic Grammar & Vocabulary 2 : Academic style, academic verbs, collocations.
Sign up tutorial
Wednesday
  29 November
1.00-4.00pm
 Room: CLC G.07
Thursday
  30 November 1.00-4.00pm
  Room: to be confirmed
 
11
Academic Writing: Reflective Statements. Rationale of reflective writing , reflective writing tasks, language and structure of reflective writing.
Sign up tutorial
Wednesday 
 6 December
1.00-3.00pm
  Room: CLC G.07
Thursday
  7 December
1.00-3.00pm
   Room: to be confirmed
12
Academic Writing: Exams. Preparation for exams, writing under time pressure, tips for taking exams.
Wednesday 
  13 December
1.00-3.00pm
  Room: G506
Thursday
14 December 
1.00-3.00pm
  Room: to be confirmed
  

Registration

If you would like to attend any of these sessions please register HERE
Guidance

For queries or individual guidance on how to make the best use of the service please contact:

AcademicEnglishUG@brookes.ac.uk

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