The skill of researching academically is not formally taught. However, it holds such high value and the way that research is written up can lead to a difference between a pass or fail. Unfortunately, this lack of formal teaching of how to research academically means that many students are unable to communicate their research in a coherent manner. Having said that, it’s easily learned and that’s what this course will help to achieve.
- The research process
- Why you shouldn’t only use a popular search engine
- Recognising your biases
- Defining the information needed
- Managing your time
- Saving research and organising notes
- Identifying a line of argument
- Structuring and planning
- Strategies for reading for different purposes
- Drawing conclusions from different sources
- Best types of outputs
- Using visual aids
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
The minimum level of English required to participate in our courses is Upper Intermediate or B2 on the CEFR.