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A Beginner's Guide to Writing in English for University Study

University of Reading via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Subject Higher Education
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 5 weeks long

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Overview

Learn how to write using academic English in preparation for university study.

Academic writing can be very different from other types of written English. This course has been developed to help you learn the basics of academic writing and develop your English language skills.

You’ll develop some proficiency in key areas of ‘academic’ grammar, learn about the stages in essay writing, and produce an essay of your own. You’ll also explore how to organise an essay, write in an academic style, and use tools to evaluate your own writing and other learners’ writing, so that by the end of the course you’re able to write a good, basic academic essay.

This course is aimed at non-English speakers who have studied some English. You should have a minimum level of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.

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Zaira L
5.0 3 years ago
by Zaira is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The course made the topics easy to understand. One thing that I like most in the course is that it let us examine other's work and review the writer's strength's and weaknesses in writing.
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Pilar R
5.0 2 years ago
by Pilar completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Perfect for those intending to start college studies. Excellent structure and designing of the learning process necessary to write an academic essay. Learners are encouraged to participate in a very active way throughout the course.
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2.0 2 years ago
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There are a lot of grammatical errors throughout this introduction. I hope it does not interfere with the structure of writing a perfect essay.
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