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( sarah, 17/08/2017 ) Q:

hi there, I'm due to start university in January 2018. Will this course help me improve my grades and will it be certified at the end?

( 17/08/2017 ) A:

Hello Sarah,

Thank you for getting in touch. The academic writing course has been written to help prepare  students for university and so the answer to your question is yes. It has been written by suitably qualified academics and we have never had the need to have it certified, although you are given a certificate when you pass. We provide the course to every student enrolling for a course with us, so that they learn to write in an academic way in order to make the most of their studies with us.

( amirul, 09/05/2017 ) Q:

hello, I was wondering; will this lecture be graded by a professional?

( 09/05/2017 ) A:

Hello Amirul,

You will be pleased to hear that all of our courses are graded by industry relevant professions.

( Al Powell, 13/05/2013 ) Q: I often have grad students with poor writing skills who struggle with such simple things as punctuation, run-on sentences, and writing a paper with an introduction, body and conclusion. In fact, some are not writing at the level of a competent undergraduate. I would like to have a resource I can send them to within a 12-week term to help them polish their writing skills before the term ends. Would this course help in meeting that need?
( 10/07/2013 ) A: The course, Academic Writing BWR110 would be of benefit to your graduate students. It is a 10 (ten) hour short course with one assignment to complete. It was originally designed as an introductory course to help people who had been away from any formal study to get back into the swing. It is also helpful to students who might be in business as well. This course would certainly be of benefit as a learning resource to your graduates. You might want to look at courses listed under the following disciplines: Education & Writing Writing & Journalism Research Some individual courses to view: Academic Writing Efficient Writing ESL Writing Fundamentals AWR101 Research Project IV (Thesis Preparation) BGN301 Dissertation (How to Write) BHT330 Al, have a look at the above and any other courses and let me know what might appeal to your students.

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Academic Writing

Academic Writing course online.

This course may be purchased as a stand alone course for £35. Alternatively, the course is FREE as a complimentary course when enroling on any module.  If you purchase this course as a stand alone and later decide to enroll on a certificate course, you can receive the price of this course discounted from your certificate course. 

If you have been away from study for a long time we recommend you attempt this module first as€“ it will help with developing your research skills and improving your writing ability.

Learn the fundamentals of academic writing. This course aims to teach the fundamentals of academic writing for study and business purposes. Writing tasks are often a day to day duty of any professional, whether they are at a supervisory level or top level management. These tasks can include writing procedures, proposals and reports; they might require specialised knowledge such as scientific writing or reviewing; they could be editing tasks, as professionals may at some time need to review and edit other people€™s writing. Understand the differences between the Harvard and Chicago styles of referencing. Students, on the other hand, are expected to write in a way that demonstrates their understanding of concepts and theories, their ability to discuss implications of theory, and their ability to communicate complex ideas logically and clearly.

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Lee Raye M.A. (hons) Celtic Studies, (the University of Aberdeen); M.St. Celtic Studies, (the University of Oxford) Lee is a PhD candidate at Cardiff University with degrees from Aberdeen and Oxford. He has written two books, digitalised another and written several academic papers. He has been interviewed by National Geographic and presented papers at eight different national and international conferences. Lee’s native language is English and, if asked, he is always happy to help students with their English spelling and grammar. He is also a keen proponent of the digital revolution and dreams of a world where all books are available instantly to be read, searched or treasured. Although he mainly writes non-fiction, he loves Victorian literature as well as modern fiction and poetry of all kinds. His academic knowledge of medieval events, cultures and the history of Britain’s environment make him especially qualified to help students interested in writing sci-fi and fantasy.

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This course is taught by:

Lee Raye 
M.A. (hons) Celtic Studies, (the University of Aberdeen); M.St. Celtic Studies, (the University of Oxford)

Lee is a PhD candidate at Cardiff University with degrees from Aberdeen and Oxford. He has written two books, digitalised another and written several academic papers. He has been interviewed by National Geographic and presented papers at eight different national and international conferences. Lee’s native language is English and, if asked, he is always happy to help students with their English spelling and grammar. He is also a keen proponent of the digital revolution and dreams of a world where all books are available instantly to be read, searched or treasured. Although he mainly writes non-fiction, he loves Victorian literature as well as modern fiction and poetry of all kinds. His academic knowledge of medieval events, cultures and the history of Britain’s environment make him especially qualified to help students interested in writing sci-fi and fantasy.

 

Course Structure:    Academic Writing BWR110

There are 3 lessons:

1:  The Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Preparing to write

  • Defining the task
  • Identifying expectations
  • Clarifying your writing goal
  • Establishing a time plan

Researching your topic

  • Library and Internet
  • Evaluating and selecting information

Adhering to academic conventions

  • Presentation of assignments
  • Essays and reports
  • Referencing
  • Plagiarism.

Editing and proofreading

  • Check that all relevant information is included, correct, and well organised
  • Check that the document reads well
  • Check that the document is correct in spelling, structure, punctuation, grammar etc.

Researching your topic

  • Referencing
  • Referencing within the text
  • Referencing at the end of the document
  • Procedures
  • Proposals
  • Scientific Writing
  • Plagiarism

Self Assessment and Assignment

 

2:   Doing Academic Research

What Makes Research Academic?:  

  • What are the Rules?
  • Why does Academic Research Have Special Rules?
  • Who Hhas To Follow The Rules?

The Authority of  Sources:  

  • What Is An Authoritative Source?
  • What are the Primary and Secondary Sources?
  • How Do You Test Your Source is Reliable

Online Research:

  • What are The Most Reliable Online Sources
  • Are There Any Reliable and Easily Accessible Sources?

How Do I Cite This Source?: 

  • Harvard Style
  • Chicago Style
  • Is There An In-House Style?

 

3:  Writing an Academic Essay

What Makes An Essay Academic?:

  • Academia vs Journalism and Sales-Pitch
  • Theories and Facts
  • Be Critical and Explain Yourself
  • Introduction and Conclusion

Types of Essays:

  • Argument Essay
  • Description/Review Essay
  • Analysis Essay
  • Other Kinds of Academic Writing

Academic Writing is an excellent course for anyone working in business or preparing for higher education

If you're considering enrolling at University why not consider our University Preparation Writing Package which combines Academic Writing with Critical Thinking.

The combination package is designed to  equip and help pre-university students master many of the challenges that prevent them from gaining the grades they need.

 

Course Info
Course StartAnytime, Anywhere
Course Hours25
Validating BodyASIQUAL. ASIQUAL awards qualifications at levels 3-7, which equate to undergraduate and post-graduate degree level.
Course CodeBWR110
Course PrerequisiteNo, start at anytime
Course QualificationLetter of Achievement
Exam Required?Finalised with an exam/test
UK Course CreditsThis is a non-credit course
US Course Credit HoursThis is a non-credit course
Study SupportYou'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.


 
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