Level 5 Workshops

Level 5 Academic Writing Workshops


NOTE: The timetabled workshops will resume in October 2018. Meanwhile, if you wish to arrange a workshop for you and your peers, please contact Valerie Brossier on v.brossier@herts.ac.uk. Also, please look at the handouts used in the workshops as they will help you with aspects of academic reading and writing.

Finally, please remember you can also book a 1-2-1 appointment by completing and returning a self-referral form to Valerie.


All the workshops last for two hours and are repeat workshops, so you only need to book on one of the workshops below.

The workshops will cover the following: Presentation and structure; writing good descriptions, discussions and reflections; demonstration of analytical thinking in writing; effective integration of relevant and appropriate evidence.

Presentation and structure

Presenting and structuring your assignment; developing a clear and logical argument, including effective use of signposting; accurate and fluent writing; academic writing style; sentence construction, spelling and punctuation.

Depth, integration and analysis of literature

Using relevant reading effectively; demonstrating analytical thinking in your written assignments.



Click on the handouts below to download a copy:

Handouts for Level 5 workshops 

Useful phrases for critiquing research

HSK Grading Criteria Written Coursework Level 5 Sept 2017

NB: The workshops are limited to 15 participants, to allow for greater interaction. If you book a place on a workshop, you commit yourself to attending. If you know that you cannot attend, please delete your booking as soon as possible. This will allow another student to book a place. Thank you!