Academic Writing

Free academic writing class for all registered students with the Department of Lifelong

Learning to assist you in improving your writing skills in completing assignments, essays and projects.

Topics Covered:

  • Planning to Write

    • Making sense of the assignment brief

    • Planning your writing using mind maps

    • Time management

  • Writing Better Sentences and Paragraphs

    • Paragraph structure

    • Organisation of text

  • Paraphrasing and Citations

    • Avoiding plagiarism

    • Using reporting verbs

    • Combining sources in a text


Session 1: Effective planning for writing – this workshop looks at the general structure of a piece of academic writing, and reviews ways to plan writing.

Session 2: Paragraphs and Paraphrase – this workshop examines strategies to enhance your academic writing, including paraphrasing to incorporate research.

Session 3:  Citing and referencing – this workshop provides an overview of referencing skills that are used in writing an academic essay, showing you where to find AIT resources to assist you.

Links to the sessions

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Session 3: