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Academic Writing (Pre-sessional LLM)

Level 3
Module lead
Jonathan Leader
Academic year

Module overview

The LLM Pre-sessional academic writing module is part of an integrated programme designed to enable you

to learn and practise the academic writing skills you will need to succeed in your future LLM degree. The

module is intended to give you a basic understanding of how to research, understand, plan and structure

answers to the different types of law essays, both as coursework and in the context of examinations. The

module will provide practical examples of essay titles and worked answers to essay titles. It will focus on both

style and accuracy in writing and on the critical selection and organisation of content.

This module is non-credit bearing and forms part of the Pre-sessional LLM Programme in which you study

academic speaking, academic listening, academic reading and academic writing. You also develop your

independent learning skills through Independent Study sessions, and learn about online resources for law,

study skills and language development.

The writing module is taught in conjunction with the reading module as these skills often overlap; for

example, your knowledge of how to write coherent paragraphs will be an important tool when reading and

processing information from your sources. As a result, you will be expected to practise a range of skills in the

same class. The writing module follows the University of Southampton Pre-sessional LLM Programme Reading and Writing


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