On 24 January 2018, Ms Laura Man, lecturer of ELTU conducted a writing workshop for 1st year students that were taking the course ‘Consciousness’ (PSYC1050/UGEB1570) taught by Professor Alan Wong. The aim of the workshop was to equip students with language skills to tackle their web discussion assignment. The focus of the workshop was threefold – how to write precisely, concisely, professionally, how to tackle the discussion questions effectively, and how to avoid plagiarism. Student samples from last years’ web discussion topics were collected, analyzed and used as examples in the workshop.
The results of the post-workshop evaluation indicated that students found the use of examples particularly helpful as it clearly illustrated the difference between an excellent piece of work and a mediocre response. Overall, students found the workshop to be satisfactory.