Academic Writing Basics

Are you new to the world of academia? Learn the strategies you need to evaluate and analyse written texts so you can write academic essays that show what you know in a clear, logical way.

Presented by Dr Bradley Rea and Rebecca Morris

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Academic writing uses a specific style and tone. It's formal, structured, and backed up by evidence. Learning to write academically is a foundational skill for any university program.

This course introduces you to the skills required for academic writing. You'll learn to use a range of reading and research strategies to evaluate and analyse your sources. You'll also learn how to structure the information you've gathered in a concise, logical way.

Throughout the course your presenters will provide guidance and feedback to help you improve your academic writing skills as you work towards developing a complete academic essay.

Qualification Short course
Learning time 50 hours | about 4 hours a week
Dates 31st Oct - 13th Jan 2023
Type Self-paced
This course is ideal for
  • Those looking to improve their academic writing
  • School leavers and secondary students looking to upskill before university
  • International students with English as a second language
What you'll learn
  • Strategies to find key concepts in academic resources
  • To evaluate credibility of a resource
  • The basics of formal writing conventions
This course includes
  • 3 Modules
  • 3 Assessments
  • Learner discussion forums
  • Audio and video – Closed caption English transcripts available
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