Academic Writing Skills

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Miss Gwyneth James CMK.C619


For students from the departments of Anthropology, Gender Institute, Social Policy and Sociology who speak English as a foreign language and require support when giving presentations, taking part in seminars, reading academic texts or understanding academic lectures.

Course content

The course aims to develop the ability to write more effectively for academic purposes. By the end of the course, students will: (a) be familiar with the conventions of academic writing (b) have improved the accuracy, clarity and coherence of their written English (c) have practised clear organisation of texts and appropriate paragraphing (d) have extended their range of lexical expression (e) be able to evaluate their own writing (f) be able to write more fluently and confidently.


8 hours of classes in the MT. 8 hours of classes in the LT.

Key facts

Department: Language Studies

Total students 2012/13: 133

Average class size 2012/13: 17

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