O.P. Jindal Global University
Introduction to Academic Writing
O.P. Jindal Global University

Introduction to Academic Writing

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Madhura Lohokare

Instructor: Madhura Lohokare


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What you'll learn

  • Identify the structural parts of an academic paper.

  • Construct evidence-based arguments and articulate them within conventions of academic writing.

  • Describe basic skills of writing policy briefs and writing for popular media.

  • Explain how to structure a dissertation or journal article.

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There are 4 modules in this course

This module introduces you to the genre of academic writing and its distinction from other writing genres by focusing on the structure of an academic paper. You will learn how to develop your arguments based on claims and evidence. Through a detailed annotation of a sample academic paper, you will learn the basic building blocks of making an evidence-based argument.

What's included

8 videos2 readings3 quizzes2 peer reviews

Literature review and referencing are two fundamental aspects of research writing. In this module, you will learn how literature review can help you assimilate insights from multiple texts into clear insights. You will discover that referencing is a technical requirement in academic writing and a crucial way to show the credibility of the evidence. This module focuses on the logic and place of literature review and citation in an academic text.

What's included

6 videos1 reading4 quizzes

This module introduces you to a different writing genre, which will enable you to communicate with a wider audience. You will learn about writing policy briefs and writing for popular media in the form of op-eds and blogs. You will gain insights into the useful guidelines for formulating arguments and thinking about diverse audiences.

What's included

5 videos1 reading2 quizzes2 peer reviews

In this module, you will learn about the process of writing a dissertation. You will build upon the skills learned in the earlier modules and focus on the stages of dissertation development. You will learn how to arrive at a research question. This module discusses some writing guidelines for publication in peer-reviewed academic journals.

What's included

5 videos2 readings4 quizzes


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4.7 (23 ratings)
Madhura Lohokare
O.P. Jindal Global University
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