This is the first part of a two-part course which aims to improve your ability to express yourself clearly in written English and to develop a suitably coherent academic writing style. Part One concentrates mainly on structure in writing academic articles, essays and reports. We begin by examining the structure of individual paragraphs and move on to extended texts of various types (e.g. process essays, cause/effect, comparison/contrast, etc.). Particular attention is paid to connectives, i.e. transitional phrases and constructions which help you link ideas and paragraphs in a logical, systematic way.
This writing course will basically run as an online correspondence course using the university's Moodle platform. In addition, occasional consultations for groups of up to 10 students are offered in order to discuss written work. These will take place on pre-arranged Tuesdays at 17.00 and may take place either face-to-face
or using Big Blue Button.
All students must register. First time particpants are required to present a B2 English Level certificate along with their email registration. All students, including those who have already taken Academic English Part Two and those who need to repeat Academic English Part One, must register by contacting Howard Atkinson at: email@example.com.
You will be informed by email when registration opens and when the deadline is. Please do not attempt to register until you have received this Email. Registration Emails should be given the subject heading: AE I Registration.