Academic Writing and Learning Skills Module

Category: Educational Courses, Short Academic Support Courses, Short Academic Support Courses
Duration: 2 days

Many adults returning to study are worried about how they will cope. This module, Academic Writing & Learning Skills, is designed to address the need for the development of effective study skills. Whether you intend to pursue a certificate, diploma, degree, standalone module, postgraduate degree or masters on any of the courses/programmes on offer, either in the near future or at a later date, this module will enable you to complete these courses successfully.

Academic Workshop Dates 2016

To be confirmed

The module is arranged in 5 sections:


  • Introduction:
  • What are study skills?
  • Motivation for studying
  • Managing your time
  • Advice on studying
  • Where to study

Section 2: Gathering information:

  • Reading
  • Common terms and abbreviations
  • Listening
  • Using the library
  • The effective library user
  • Taking notes

Section 3: Writing skills

  • How do you feel about writing?
  • Who are your readers?
  • Writing within a context
  • Defining the task
  • Setting objectives
  • Your writing style
  • Language – punctuation, grammar, 
  • Presenting your work
  • Harvard referencing – A guide
  • Difficulties you may encounter

Section 4: Preparing for assessment

  • Importance of meeting deadlines
  • Making use of feedback
  • Anxiety or Examination/Assignment ‘Distress’
  • Coping with anxiety

Section 5: The Next Steps

  • Planning your writing
  • Writing essays
  • Writing project reports
  • Computer Skills 
  • Review of the module

What are the entry requirements?

This module is available to ANYONE who would like to update their study skills

What is the module duration?

The module comprises of 2 workshops in St. Angela's College. Students also receive resource packs to aid future learning & skills.

How much does the module cost?


How do I apply?

Please complete the on-line appliaction form below.

Alternatively,  print and complete the application form

Payment: You can book a place by using credit card to pay online below.  Alternatively, you can send a cheque or postal order for €40 (non-refundable application fee) made payable to St. Angela’s College.  

  1. Online Form: cpd-application

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Application Fee € 40.00

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