Academic Writing Skills

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Mr Michael Beaney 20KSW.G.09


For students from the departments of Economic History, European Institute, Government, International History, International Relations, Institute of Public Affairs and Marshall Institute who speak English as a foreign language and require support when writing essays, exams and dissertations.

Course content

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 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 2016/17: 169

Average class size 2016/17: 20

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