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The Open University

Writing an Academic Essay: Learning English for Academic Purposes

The Open University via FutureLearn

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Improve your academic essay writing skills in English.

On this online course, you will learn useful reading and note-making strategies, then find out how to make effective and appropriate use of information and ideas from your readings in your essays. You will gain vocabulary learning skills and learn how to structure sentences, paragraphs and essays. In the final weeks, you will use these skills to submit an academic essay and receive detailed Educator feedback.

Throughout, you will read academic texts and learn vocabulary related to business and management, focusing on teamwork, leadership, organisational culture, marketing and globalisation.

This course is designed for students who want to study in English at university. We recommend an existing English language level of IELTS 5.5.

Taught by

Tom Hammond


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