Assess the difference between academic writing and other types of writing
Identify the different features of an academic essay
Identify appropriate search systems to find reading texts relevant to your topic area
Apply critical reading skills to analyse and evaluate an academic text
Explain why most academic texts are organised into paragraphs
Produce a well-organised, coherent paragraph as part of an academic essay
Identify information from source materials and texts to include in your writing according to the appropriate academic conventions of referencing
On this course you will expand your academic English skills and learn the necessary extended writing and research skills for producing a thorough and high standard extended essay.
You’ll get an introduction to research tools, writing critically and referencing, as well as learning more about the fundamentals like essay structure, proofreading and avoiding plagiarism.
Whether you’re a prospective undergraduate or postgraduate, or are currently undertaking university-level study – this course will build on your ability to research, write and reference essays and extended writing projects.
Differentiating between academic writing and other types of writing
Choosing the correct structure for an academic essay
Analysing essay questions
Activating what you already know about the topic
This course is aimed at anyone interested in undertaking academic study in English, but it may be of particular interest to international students. You will require an IELTS English level of 5.5 and above.