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

University of Reading via FutureLearn

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.

Hear from our course team

You can take this course at any time. However, if you’d like to engage with the course team, our educators/mentors will be joining the course discussions during the following dates:

18 January 2021 – 19 February 2021
6 September 2021 – 8 October 2021

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 Mae Labay 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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    Chimeddulam is taking this course right now, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Hi all. i don't know about this course because of first time, i rolled it. But i am sure that i know lot of things and improve my English skills. Thanks
  • Pilar Reyes 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.
  • Lashanta Kinsey is taking this course right now.

    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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