Academic Writing Skills

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Ms Sarah Taylor TW3.6.0.1g


For students from the departments of Anthropology, Gender Institute, Social Policy and Sociology who speak English as a foreign language and require support with academic writing including coursework, exams and dissertations.

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.


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

Key facts

Department: Language Studies

Total students 2015/16: 150

Average class size 2015/16: 17

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