***Applications will open in October.***
We recommend our small group tutorials to students who:
- have just started at Aston and would like to improve their chances of success
- would like to learn how to approach academic assignments, prepare for seminars or cope with lectures
- would like to develop their academic skills further
- like to learn in a collaborative way
These tutorials run in cycles of two consecutive weeks at a time. Each session lasts two hours. To get the most out of the tutorials, you should attend both sessions in a cycle.
Writing Essays & Reports: This workshop provides instruction on how to write essays and reports. Topics covered are: planning for an essay or report, organising research, formatting and structure, paragraphing, and citations and referencing.
Academic Vocabulary: This workshop focuses on learning general vocabulary needed in the academic environment, as well as provides tips for learning and remembering new vocabulary you come across in your course of study.
Listening skills: This workshop provides tips on how to improve your listening skills in academic lectures and class discussions, including advice about notetaking and listening for the main idea and details, along with practice listening to short lectures.
Academic Style: This workshop clarifies the style conventions and type of language used in academic texts and lectures with the goal of helping you improve your reading and writing skills.
Pronunciation: Along with general tips for improving your pronunciation on your own, this workshop includes specific practice related to common pronunciation errors.
Grammar Review: Using real academic texts, this workshop gives an overview of common grammatical features seen in academic writing, and provides instruction on how to avoid grammatical errors often seen in student work.
Discussion Skills: This workshop focuses on helping you improve your general academic discussion skills by providing common phrases used in discussions, listening tips, and practice participating in academic discussions.