Academic Writing Skills

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Mr Michael Mcgarvey CMK.C519


For students from the department of Management (Information Systems and Innovation; Management Science) and Methodology 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: 67

Average class size 2012/13: 22

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