Academic Communication Development
Effectively demonstrating what you know, thinking critically and communicating your ideas clearly are key requirements for business and law students therefore our aim is to support you as you develop these skills throughout your course. Our classes and resources help you identify ways to improve your language and academic writing skills. They include PELA (writing diagnostic testing) at the commencement of your course, SUCCESS (undergraduate) and Advanced SUCCESS (post graduate) workshops, Chicago 17 referencing workshops, and embedded unit support.
We offer free:
- specialised workshops,
- print resources to support your study, and
- online support through our Blackboard site.
Services offered to students
The Centre provides the following free support services to CBS and CLS students:
There are a number of essential workshops to help you in your studies e.g.Chicago 17 Referencing, using Excel, how to give a confident oral presentation; how to write a report and effectively in teams.
These are available for postgraduate students. If you can’t make it to the Bentley campus, we can arrange a chat via email, phone or Skype. If you are an undergraduate student, don’t worry! Send us an email to see how we can help you.
CBS Assignment Lounge
The CBS Assignment Lounge is a peer learning initiative where students can book one-on-one consultations with one of our student Peer Learning Advisors to receive tailored advice on how to tackle an assignment question, find additional resources and improve their writing. They offer the guidance necessary to assist with academic development throughout the semester. Students can book an appointment through UniHub.
The Faculty of Business and Law have dedicated Faculty Librarians who specialise in Business and Law. They offer search strategy and research support, AGLC and EndNote workshops and individual consultations.
Get the edge in your studies with these tips:
- Developing your own ideas and avoiding plagiarism
- Proofreading and Editing
- Writing a literature review
- Developing cohesion and balance in academic writing
- Exam success: A practical guide
- Report writing: Structure and content
- Essay writing
- Qualities of good academic writing
- Referencing: Keeping research clear and connected
- Oral presentation
- Analysing case studies
- Managing time
- Critical analysis
- Planning and pre-writing
- Learning styles: How to maximise your learning potential
- The power of introductions
- Concluding paragraphs – lets finish off!
- Reading skills for university
- Ways of speaking online
- Sending the right message
- Reading research articles