Academic Writing BWR110
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Academic Writing BWR110
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.
|Course Start||Anytime, Anywhere|
|Validating Body||ASIQUAL. ASIQUAL awards qualifications at levels 3-7, which equate to undergraduate and post-graduate degree level.|
|Course Prerequisite||No, start at anytime|
|Course Qualification||Letter of Achievement|
|Exam Required?||Finalised with an exam/test|
|UK Course Credits||This is a non-credit course|
|US Course Credit Hours||This is a non-credit course|
|Study Support||You'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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