About this course
The course requires upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced English (C1).
What you'll learn
- to understand the basic tenets of academic writing
- to identify the different genres and the expectations of each one
- to overcome writer's block
- to stucture your ideas cohesively
- to write reader-friendly sentences
- to use appropriate tone to gain credibility
- to avoid plagiarism and
- to ensure your text respects the rules of general punctuation in English.
Week 1 Rhetorical Preferences: Meeting the expectations of your target group
Week 2 Genre: Differentiating between types of scholarly texts
The Writing Process: Overcoming writer's block
Week 3 Cohesion: Making your ideas flow logically
Week 4 Sentences: Writing reader-friendly sentences
Week 5 Credibility: Convincing your peers to accept and believe what you write
Week 6 Punctuation: Polishing your text
Putting it all together: Overcoming the last hurdles
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- Previous learner
"Dear Academic-Writing-Made-Easy team,
Thank you for the course!
I am not a student at uni. I took part in this course out of interest in English writing in all its forms. However, I can say that I am happy to have completed this MOOC. I am taking many interesting concepts and helpful ideas with me. Thanks again for the interesting course. All the best to all the team!"
- Previous learner