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Durham University

Durham Centre for Academic Development

Academic Skills


Our Academic Skills classes and workshops offer all taught students the opportunity to develop their academic writing, spoken effectiveness, personal productivity and academic study skills.

A wide range of classes are available - Please see below for relevant links to further details, course listings and sign-up. If you have any questions, please email academic.skills@durham.ac.uk



Feedback Section

Please give us some anonymous feedback after your class, it should take less than one minute to complete.

To open the feedback form, check the section tabs for your course title and click the feedback link.

Section

Course names

Feedback Link

1

Academic Grammar Choices (all classes);

Academic Writing Workshop (all terms) ;

Developing Argument and Criticality;

Introduction to the Language of Essays;

Structuring Long Texts Effectively;

Working with Feedback;

Writing Essays: Law / Social sciences / Arts and Humanities

Writing; Literature Reviews: Social Sciences

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Section

Course names

Feedback Link

2

Academic Reading Skills;

Email & Written Communication;

Fundamentals of Western Academic Thinking;

Introduction to the Language of Research Reports;

Introduction to UK Academic Culture;

Taking Effective Notes from your Reading;

Taking Effective Notes in Lectures

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Section

Course names

Feedback Link

3

Developing Effective Seminar Skills;

Giving Effective Presentations;

In Person & Spoken Communication;

Pronunciation for Chinese Speakers;

Pronunciation Series: 1, 2, 3

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Section

Course names

Feedback Link

4

Writing PhD Proposals

Writing Dissertations using Data

Writing Library-Based Dissertations

Writing Dissertation Proposals: Postgraduate

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What are we missing?

If there is something that we don't currently offer, and what you think would be helpful, please do get in touch: dcad.enquiries@durham.ac.uk