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Mature Student Writing Week

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 from the course for the academic year 2016. A similar programme will run again in advance of the academic year 2017 and will be available to all incoming first year mature students. Incoming mature students will be sent communication regarding the event beforehand and must register to attend.

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 questionG1 Student Learning; G2 Online Research; G3 Library; G4 ReferencingFeedback on writingConclusions & Writing Time
 10.45BREAKBREAK BREAK BREAK BREAK 
 11.00Intro to learning at third levelBrainstorm your ideasG1 Online research; G2 Student Learning; G3 Referencing; G4 LibraryCritical ThinkingRevising and editing
 12.00Intro to academic writingIntro to the libraryAssignment planningWriting TimeWriting Time
 12.45LUNCH LUNCHLUNCH LUNCH LUNCH 
 14.00Assignment types, marking, questions, concerns G1 Library; G2 Referencing; G3 Student Learning; G4 Online ResearchWhat’s in a paragraph?IntroductionsISS google suite orientation
 14.45I.T. at DCUG1 Referencing; G2 Library; G3 Online Research; G4 Student LearningWriting Time first paragraphWriting TimeMature Student Society
 15.30Mature officer available, digital ambassadorsMature officer available, digital ambassadorsMature officer available, digital ambassadorsMature officer available, digital ambassadors