EAP Course Part 1 : Academic writing
EAP Part 1: Academic Writing
Tutor: Simon Cuddihy
This four-week English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course is for international students and for students whose first language is not English. The course is offered both face-to-face and online (Microsoft Teams). It is free and not assessed.
The focus of EAP Part 1 is to develop your academic writing skills. The course focuses on academic style, the essay writing process, paragraphing and cohesion, and using reading in your writing. You will also do some short writing exercises. The focus is essay writing, but the content should be useful for all types of academic work, including dissertations.
Week 1 - Introducing work and making your purpose clear
Structuring essay and dissertation introductions; making your purpose clear when you write
Week 2 - Citing sources
Using reading in your writing and avoiding plagiarism; making your voice clear when using the work of others
Week 3 - The essay writing process
Structuring an academic essay; considering marking criteria when planning an essay; analysing essay questions
Week 4 - Paragraphing, editing your work and academic style
Making writing cohesive; academic style; avoiding common mistakes