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.

Course Aims

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.

Course Outline

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


Class Times

In-person:

The course runs for four weeks (1.5 hours per week) starting in week two of the autumn term (w/c Monday 10 October) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please click on one of the links below to register for this course:

Course:

Day of the week

Time

Week 1

Week 2

Week3

Week 4

In-person (#1)

Tuesday

10:00 – 11:30

11th Oct

18th Oct

25th Oct

1st Nov

In-person (#2)

Tuesday

14:00 – 15:30

11th Oct

18th Oct

25th Oct

1st Nov

In-person (#3)

Thursday

10:00 – 11:30

13th Oct

20th Oct

27th Oct

3rd Nov

In-person (#4)

Thursday

14:00 – 15:30

13th Oct

20th Oct

27th Oct

3rd Nov



Online (Microsoft Teams):


The course runs for four weeks (1 hour per week) starting in week two of the autumn term (w/c Monday 10 October) on Mondays and Wednesdays:

Course:

Day of the week

Time

Week 1

Week 2

Week3

Week 4

Online (#1)

Monday

11:00 – 12:00

10th Oct

17th Oct

24th Oct

30th Oct

Online (#2)

Monday

13:00 - 14:00

10th Oct

17th Oct

24th Oct

30th Oct

Online (#3)

Monday

15:00 – 16:00

10th Oct

17th Oct

24th Oct

30th Oct

Online (#4)

Wednesday

11:00 – 12:00

12th Oct

19th Oct

26th Oct

2nd Nov

Online (#5) Wednesday

13:00 - 14:00

12th Oct

19th Oct

26th Oct

2nd Nov

Online (#6)

Wednesday

15:00 – 16:00

12th Oct

19th Oct

26th Oct

2nd  Nov