Academic Writing Skills
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Writing is the most important skill that a university can bestow on its graduates. Writing in the university involves doing research to develop research papers, projects, journal articles, term papers, written assignments and even examinations. The Department of Communication Skills and Studies teaches and trains students in writing skills and documentation of written papers. Training in writing involves training the whole process of writing right from choosing a topic to documenting the sources used. Proficiency in writing skill is actually a skill necessary for all professionals.

Head of Thematic Area:

Dr. Charles Oduol

Members of Thematic Area:

  1. Mrs Mary Okebe,
  2. Mrs Dorothy Omollo,
  3. Mrs. Lynn Ochieno,
  4. Mrs Hellen Omangi,
  5. Ms Elizabeth Ochola
  6. Mr. Nobert O. Basweti


Degree Programmes Linked to Thematic Area

  • All undergraduate degree courses in the University of Nairobi

Course Unit Linked to Thematic Area 

  • CCS 001 (Communication Skills)

Possible Career Opportunities

  • Researcher
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Online Academic Writer
  • Rapporteur


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