English: Skills for Learning

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Learning Object

This course is for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the English reading and writing skills needed to succeed. You'll be introduced to academic reading and effective note-making strategies. You'll develop your essay writing. You'll look at academic style and vocabulary-building strategies. You'll also enhance your understanding of sentence structure and punctuation. You will learn through a range of engaging activities aimed at extending your existing language skills. After completing this course you will be able to follow an active reading method to help you read academic texts and make notes, critically read source texts and appropriately use the information they contain in your writing, link ideas in your writing so that your readers can easily understand your ideas, make use of vocabulary and grammatical structures to express yourself more formally, make the most of online dictionaries and look at ways to record new words for future use, and understand how to organise and punctuate sentences to increase clarity.

Published by:

The Open University (OUUK)

DOER Persistent Identifier: http://doer.col.org/handle/123456789/6019