Academic Writing for Arts and Humanities description for web

Academic Writing for Arts and Humanities
This course is interactive. It includes group discussion and involves the individual in planning your
structure. It will cover the following topics:
What IS academic writing?
What is a thesis and what does it involve?
Structuring your thesis
Sketching your thinking
Draft-writing skills
Examples of structures for discussion
Your structure
Examiners’ pet hates. Some common errors and how to avoid them
On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
demonstrate an understanding of the structure of a thesis
demonstrate an understanding of the variety of writing tasks involved in researching and
writing a thesis
demonstrate an awareness of common errors in academic writing at structural, paragraph
and sentence levels, and be able to avoid these errors in your own writing
Target Group: This course is intended for students at the early stages of research
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