A Beginner’s Guide to Writing in English for University Study
Learn how to use English for study at university or college and develop your writing skills, vocabulary and grammar.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for non-English speakers interested in improving their academic writing skills. It is recommended that you have a minimum level of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent to get the most out of this course.
What topics will you cover?
Key features of academic writing
Developing essay ideas
Organising your ideas effectively
Essay structure and organisation
Choosing a title
Writing in an impersonal style
Using academic language
Writing about facts and activities
Writing about groups of people
Writing longer sentences: linking words and subordinators
The stages of writing an essay
Analysing an essay title
Deciding what evidence to use
Writing a first draft of an essay
Evaluating a first draft of an essay
Reflecting on feedback on your first draft of the essay
Responding to feedback on your first draft of the 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