Academic Writing Skills

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Mr James Pavitt TW3.6.0.1g


For students from the departments of Media & Communications and Psychological and Behavioural Science who speak English as a foreign language and require support with academic writing including coursework essays, exams and dissertations.

Course content

By the end of the course, students will: (a) be familiar with the conventions of academic writing in English (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 and grammatical expression (e) be able to evaluate their own writing (f) be able to write more fluently and confidently.


9 hours of classes in the MT. 9 hours of classes in the LT.

Key facts

Department: Language Studies

Total students 2015/16: 120

Average class size 2015/16: 19

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