Academic writing in university is a very different process to that practiced in secondary school, and can seem daunting until you become more familiar with it. The most important thing to remember here is that it is very much a learned skill, and one which gets much easier with practice and patience – so there’s no need to panic! The quality of your assignment will rely heavily on the way you phrase your argument. In other words, how you say it is as important as what you say. Students often think that they have to use an overly sophisticated vocabulary in order to write in an academic tone, and this can make the prospect of writing an assignment even more daunting. However this is not necessarily the case, and the vocabulary you already have can generally be used in a more formal and academic manner.
This skill session will cover some of the basic skills in assignment writing that you will need to refine your writing skills as you progress on your journey throughout UCC and beyond.
Watch our Assignment Writing Essentials related videos from our 'Gimme Two Minutes' series!
The Skills Centre 'Gimme Two Minutes' video series, available for viewing on YouTube, focuses on very basic concepts related to the academic writing and preparation skills, delivered by the University College Cork Skills Centre in a short and visual format. These videos can be used as self-learning tools and also give you a taste of what sessions and workshops the Skills Centre offers to UCC students.