Computer-Assited Language and Literature Learning (CALL)
This computer course has been specifically designed to provide help with basic language problems.
Writing Skills for Literary Studies
This programme addresses the knowledge and skills essential to the writing of a competent essay in English Studies. Many students entering tertiary education are able to write narrative, descriptive and argumentative essays, but few understand the specific criteria or have the skills to write an essay in response to a literary text. The aim of this programme is to focus on and provide practice in these specific skills.
After completing the programme, you should know how to use the university Library to conduct research: how and where to find material for the various courses in English. You will also have a better understanding of the dangers of Plagiarism, what it entails and how to avoid this pitfall. A good essay must be meticulously referenced. To this end. the programme explains how you should reference both Within the Text of your essay and in the Bibliography. Finally, you will also, through the many examples of literary texts, responses to them and practical activities, develop a better understanding of the criteria of a well-written essay as the programme provides help with the structuring of an essay, the writing of introductions and conclusions and paragraphing in the body of the essay. Since it also focuses on achieving coherence and fluency in writing, your essay should in future be a well-integrated whole that interacts with the prescribed texts and incorporates quotes fluently. In short, a competent academic essay that deserves a good mark.
All students enrolled for English Studies. Although the programme specifically targets first-year students, second and third years should benefit from reviewing the programme from time to time to avoid common pitfalls and hone their skills in essay writing.