Academic Writing Skills

This information is for the 2022/23 session.

Teacher responsible

Mr Michael Mcgarvey


For students from the department of Law who are interested in learning more about academic writing to assist with coursework, dissertations and exams.

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 become more familiar with the structure of arguments in the social sciences and have practised clear organisation of texts and appropriate paragraphing; (d) have extended their range of lexical and grammatical expression and (e) be able to evaluate their own writing.


10 hours of classes in the MT. 10 hours of classes in the LT.

Classes will be in Weeks 1-5 and Weeks 7-11 of MT and LT. 1-2-1 tutorials will be available in the Week 6 Reading Week.

Key facts

Department: Language Centre

Total students 2021/22: Unavailable

Average class size 2021/22: Unavailable

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