Writing about Race in Academic Study

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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 32 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

This course was mainly designed for undergraduate students on arts / social sciences / humanities degrees who will write about race / racial identity in their academic studies. In our experience, many students from "BME" backgrounds have great ideas, but struggle to express these in academic writing at university. This course was designed primarily to address their needs, but it can be beneficial to any university student who needs some support on this often overlooked and rarely discussed topic. 

This course is not about "race" per se - rather, it aims to give students the tips and confidence needed to write about related topics well. You should expect the course to guide you through the process of completing a written academic assignment and you should be somewhat familiar with items mentioned in the course such as your module handbook (issued by your university department).

The course is about academic success, but it has a personal development approach - as we believe all students can achieve their goals by adopting the right strategies and taking the necessary action.

You should take this course if you are studying any degree programme where you may need to write assignments related to race / racial identity, from Business to Cultural Studies to Music Performance to History. All interested students are welcome to try the course. We hope you find it useful.

What are the requirements?

  • Ideally you should already have some familiarity with undergraduate study (lectures and seminars).
  • You should be aware of the difference between race and ethnicity.
  • You should know why it is important to be inclusive of people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Choose the appropriate forums for discussion about race.
  • Select appropriate sources for academic assignments.
  • Know the difference between academic and non-academic writing.
  • Benefit from tips for writing assignments about race.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is aimed at "BME" students who are new to writing about race/racial identity in university assignments. It is introductory and ideal for students who have great ideas but are apprehensive about writing about these issues.
  • This course is not about race/ethnicity per se, rather, tips for writing about these at undergraduate level.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction
Preview
01:59
Contexts for discussing race
Preview
04:55
Section 2: Before you start writing
Know your outcome
01:03
Before you start writing
01:07
Academic and non-academic writing
02:00
Selecting sources
02:25
Reading for your assignment
00:45
Section 3: Writing the assignment
Language
03:19
Avoiding blunders
Preview
04:32
Writing the assignment
02:32
Argument
02:53
Section 4: Conclusion
Final thoughts
04:52

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We are committed to creating a world where everyone realises their potential to learn, achieve and become successful. We believe in the transformative power of education and the fulfilment (and fun) that comes from making informed choices and taking aligned action toward academic goals. 

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We provide academic coaching because it is needed by many learners who are underserved by institutions they may attend. Rather than “tutoring” or “study support”, we focus on establishing a winning relationship with clients in order to help them meet specific academic needs. Working with an academic coach, students examine their progress, find solutions, set goals and take action leading to success. Coaching focuses on personal development, goal-setting, motivation, study skills, employability, resource connection, and campus engagement.

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