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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Preparing for your First Assignment

Module code: EAL4800

HEAR transcript: included as co-curricular activities 

Module duration: 5 weeks / 2 hrs a week 

Skills Points for doctoral students: 10

Non-credit bearing  

Preparation and assessment: none 

Worried about your first assignment? This module will take you through the stages you need to write any assignment. You will look at how to unpack essay questions, analyse assessment criteria, reference correctly, and use sources effectively to support your claims.  This module is perfect for: first-year students, those who returned to university after a break, and international students whose English is excellent but have no prior experience of studying in the UK. 

Key skills: planning, drafting, proofreading

Students' feedback on this module: 

"This was a very useful class. It helped to understand what's required of me in academic writing."

"I enjoyed meeting other students and sharing my ideas with them."

"The teachers was very supportive and helped me to work on my own assignment. I am very grateful for that!" 

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