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Learn how to use English for study at university or college and develop your writing skills, vocabulary and grammar.
Learn how to write using academic English in preparation for university study.
Academic writing can be very different from other types of written English. This course has been developed to help you learn the basics of academic writing and develop your English language skills.
You’ll develop some proficiency in key areas of ‘academic’ grammar, learn about the stages in essay writing, and produce an essay of your own. You’ll also explore how to organise an essay, write in an academic style, and use tools to evaluate your own writing and other learners’ writing, so that by the end of the course you’re able to write a good, basic academic essay.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Compare one aspect of life now with life in the past in one well-constructed paragraph
Explore organisational structure of essays: identify and name the different sections of an essay
Explain one aspect of your home town in one well-constructed paragraph, focussing on language accuracy
Develop and write the first draft of your essay
Contribute and receive feedback on first essay drafts
Reflect on feedback received and improve your draft to create and submit a second draft of your essay