Academic Writing in English with UCL – Online ESL Course
Join UCL’s free academic writing course to learn how to write persuasive essays in English and build the skills you need to succeed at an English-speaking university.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for English as a second language learners and English as a foreign language learners studying in English at higher education institutions around the world.
It will also be useful for learners of English who wish to improve their academic writing skills.
What topics will you cover?
Week 1: The nature of academic writing and argumentative essays
The nature of academic writing to university students.
Week 2: Critical thinking and usage of evidence
Argument reasoning, analysis and evaluation.
Week 3: Using external resources
Searching for evidence: primary and secondary resources.
Documentation and formatting.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explore the main components of writing and their conventions
Identify the nature of writing argumentative essays and their conventions
Demonstrate the ability to write critically and analytically
Evaluate one’s own work and the work of others
Explore a diversity of students’ backgrounds and look at how they enhance the writing experience and encourage writing practice