Academic Writing 25 Hours Certificate Course
I am preparing for Academic Ielts exam. I have already taken this course once and I got 6.5 in writing and 8 in reading and listening and 7 in speaking. I need at least 7-7.5 in writing to give PLABs exam to register as a doctor from GMC. Will this course help me get a higher band in Ielts?
Hello Dr. Maher,
Thank you for your enquiry. From what you've said, I don't believe this course would improve your IELTS, because yours is already at quite a high standard. If you would like to improve your writing, you may need to do something like Technical Writing (Advanced) .
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?
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.
hello, I was wondering; will this lecture be graded by a professional?
You will be pleased to hear that all of our courses are graded by industry relevant professions.
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Academic Writing 25 Hours Certificate Course
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 peoples 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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This course is taught by:
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
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 within the text
- Referencing at the end of the document
- Scientific Writing
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
- 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
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.
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