Writing skills

Acorn Institute-3Academic writing skills

This course will help you to:


This course will help you to:

  • Interpret assignments in terms of topic and frame. Frames include:
    • Process description
    • Compare and contrast
    • Cause and effect
    • For and against
    • Problem and solution
  • Identify useful assignment techniques
  • Use definitions and examples effectively
  • Use evidence, implication and inference
  • Edit and proofread your work
  • Improve the overall impact of your work

Who is this for? 

  • Any undergraduate student who knows how important writing is for academic success and who feels that their writing skills can be improved.
  • Students who wish to make better use of their writing time at Rhodes.
  • Students who wish to improve their marks.

When:  5 – 6 March 2016

Time:     Saturday: 09h00 – 16h00 and

Sunday: 09h00 – 13h00

Where:  The Acorn Institute:  Academic Success, 23 Lawrence Street, Sunnyside.

Cost:  R800

To reserve your place on an Academic writing skills course please click here

Methods of payment:  

The deposit can be paid (a) by EFT, (b) bank deposit or (c) Payfast.

Please remember to email us proof of payment if you make a bank deposit or EFT.

Bank details

Capitec Bank

Branch code: 470010

Account number: 1414267205