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Writing your World

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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Rating 4.6 based on 30 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 2-3 hours of study per week
Starts Jan 24 (24 weeks ago)
Cost $29
From University of Cape Town via Coursera
Instructors Gideon Nomdo, Aditi Hunma
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Languages Education Humanities
Tags Social Sciences Language Learning Education Learning English

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Rating 4.6 based on 30 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 2-3 hours of study per week
Starts Jan 24 (24 weeks ago)
Cost $29
From University of Cape Town via Coursera
Instructors Gideon Nomdo, Aditi Hunma
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Languages Education Humanities
Tags Social Sciences Language Learning Education Learning English

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