University Preparation Writing Package
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University Preparation Writing Package
Get ready now for University! Many students in their first year struggle with, and are often held back, by their lack of understanding of the two fundamental requirements necessary for success at university; writing academically and thinking in a critical manner.
ADL's two very short courses, Academic writing and Critical Thinking, are specially designed to equip and help pre-university stduents master many of the challenges that prevent them from gaining the grades they deserve.
If you've been away from study for a long time, we recommend you attempt Academic Writing first, as it will help you develop your research skills and improve your overall writing ability. These are essential skills for university study.
Topics covered include: Fundamentals of Academic Writing; How to evaluate Academic Research; Referencing styles. Students are expected to write in a way that demostrates their understanding of concepts and theories, their ability to discuss the implications of theory and their ability to communicate complex ideas logically and clearly.
Learn to develop a better understanding of Critical Thinking and how the techniques of Critical Thinking can be applied to the world of academia. In this course, you'll learn how to approach sources critically. Learn about admissible and inadmissable types of argument. Practice researching and writing critcally.
Topics covered include: Learn what Critical Thinking is; How to approach sources critically; Learn about types of arguments
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