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Writing your World: Finding yourself in the academic space

University of Cape Town via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
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  • Duration 4 weeks long

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Throughout the world, writing serves to express, record and even create meaningful moments. In academic spaces, writing becomes the bridge between ourselves and the world of ideas. In this course, we provide practical insights into how to write an academic essay. We show you how to develop the academic skills needed to be a competent academic writer. You will have an opportunity to engage with texts written by academics, and to see how some of the ideas in these texts are used by students in constructing an academic essay. We address some of the challenges these students face with respect to academic writing and offer you the opportunity to practice and to develop your own writing style. For this course, we centre our lessons around a specific topic - the concept of identity, since it forms such an important feature of how we locate ourselves in an ever-changing global world. In other words, this course teaches academic writing skills through getting you to write and reflect on your understanding of identity. So if you are thinking about studying at a tertiary institution, or if you just want to brush up on your academic essay writing skills, this course is for you!

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Gideon Nomdo and Aditi Hunma

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I am finding the course very interesting. As somebody who is preparing to go to university soon, I found I very helpful in providing a step by step breakdown on how to write an academic essay while using a fascinating case study. I am taking this year off and this course has really helped me get back into a more academic headspace while also helping me learn the valuable skill of acedemic writing.
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