Monday, July 02, 2007

Helping Students Develop their Exam Essay Skills

Bioscience Education e-Journal You have 45 minutes, starting from now: Helping Students Develop their Exam Essay Skills
Chris Willmott, Department of Biochemistry, University of Leicester. Bioscience Education e-Journal Volume 9, 2007

Essay writing, particularly under the constraints of exam conditions, is an unnatural activity and one upon which contemporary undergraduates may never have received any formal advice. We have conducted these activities in the context of a stand-alone skills module, albeit with deliberate cross-reference to a concurrent genetics module. However, there is no reason why a series of three sessions on essay writing, as described here, could not be incorporated directly within a subject-specific unit.

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