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Mature Students Writing Week

Takes place from the 4th to 8th September 2017

Mature students writing together at a desk.

Student Learning runs an annual writing week for incoming first-year mature students. This course is an opportunity for mature students to refresh their academic writing skills before returning to university.

Below is the timetable for the academic year 2017/18. Incoming mature students will be sent communication regarding the event beforehand and must register to attend. Register here.

Any queries can be directed to student.learning@dcu.ie.

Date/TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
 09.30Registration, tea/coffeeQ&A Q&A Q&A Q&A 
 10.00Introductory talkAnalyse the questionStudent Learning; Online Research; Library; ReferencingCritical thinkingWriting the conclusion
 10.45BREAKBREAK BREAK BREAK BREAK 
 11.00Intro to learning at third levelBrainstorm your ideasOnline research; Student Learning; Referencing; LibraryCritical thinking exercisesRevising and editing
 12.00Intro to academic writingIntro to the libraryAssignment planningWhat's in the introduction?Recap, feedback
 12.45LUNCH LUNCHLUNCH LUNCH Google suite talk 
 14.00Assignment types, marking, questions, concerns Library; Referencing; Student Learning; Online ResearchWhat’s in a paragraph?Writing the introductionLight lunch
 14.45I.T. at DCUReferencing; Library; Online Research; Student LearningWriting Time first paragraphWhat's in the conclusion?Mature Student Society
 15.30Mature officer available, digital ambassadorsMature officer available, digital ambassadorsMature officer available, digital ambassadorsMature officer available, digital ambassadors