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An Intermediate Guide to Writing in English for University Study

Week one: Week two: Week three: Week four: Week five: Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more This course is aimed at anyone interested in undertaking academic study in English, but it may be of particular interest to international students. You will require an IELTS English level of 5.5 and above. You can use the hashtag #FLeng4intstudy to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • Differentiating between academic writing and other types of writing
  • Choosing the correct structure for an academic essay
  • Analysing essay questions
  • Activating what you already know about the topic
  • Searching for information as a starting point to build your knowledge
  • Evaluating resources and reading academic texts
  • Annotating and surveying information from source texts
  • Components of a paragraph and the notion of paragraph leader
  • Paragraph development and writing a paragraph
  • Understanding how to use facts, statistics and research in your writing
  • Showing critical thinking through choice of citation type
  • How to incorporate appropriate evidence
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Writing a plan
  • Essay introductions and conclusions
  • Proof reading
  • Peer support in writing

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Length 5 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Apr 24 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $59
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Instructors Sarah Brewer, Jonathan Smith, deborah murphy, Joan McCormack, Anas Awwad (Mentor), Boi Sebina, Ismail Karaoz, Anas Awwad, Yen Tu, Ismail Karaoz (Mentor)
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Language English
Subjects Languages Humanities
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Rating 4.0 based on 1 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Apr 24 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $59
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Instructors Sarah Brewer, Jonathan Smith, deborah murphy, Joan McCormack, Anas Awwad (Mentor), Boi Sebina, Ismail Karaoz, Anas Awwad, Yen Tu, Ismail Karaoz (Mentor)
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Language English
Subjects Languages Humanities
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