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Subtitles: English, Spanish, Arabic
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Learners taking this Course are
  • Translators
  • Librarians
  • Biologists
  • Economists
  • Teachers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
6 hours to complete

Writing in English at University: An introduction

5 videos (Total 21 min), 15 readings, 7 quizzes
5 videos
What is academic writing?2m
Interpreting the task7m
The writing process and process writing3m
Feedback and peer review5m
15 readings
Course aims10m
Expected workload and working methods used within this course10m
Course structure10m
Course material10m
Teachers10m
Before you start10m
Further reading10m
Before you start10m
Further reading10m
Introduction10m
Reading assignment10m
Introduction10m
The review process10m
Finding the right words10m
Online self­-improvement exercises10m
6 practice exercises
What we mean when we talk about “academic writing”4m
Instruction words6m
The writing process4m
Pause and reflect6m
Peer review exercise - part 24m
Using dictionaries4m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Structuring your text and conveying your argument

6 videos (Total 36 min), 16 readings, 5 quizzes
6 videos
Research questions and thesis statement4m
Structuring a text around the three-part essay4m
Structuring information6m
Structuring paragraphs4m
IMRaD11m
16 readings
Introduction10m
Further reading10m
Introduction10m
Thesis statement10m
Further reading10m
Introduction10m
Further reading10m
Choosing an appropriate structure10m
Structuring information in academic texts10m
Reflection exercise10m
Introduction10m
Introduction10m
Reflection exercise10m
Further reading10m
CARS: Creating a research space10m
Introduction10m
5 practice exercises
Argumentative writing4m
What makes a good thesis statement?4m
The three-part essay structure4m
Structuring paragraphs4m
IMRaD Structure10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Using sources in academic writing

4 videos (Total 22 min), 9 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Integrating sources: positioning and stance6m
Why references?5m
The parts of a reference7m
9 readings
Reading in the information age10m
Further reading10m
Reflective task: Reading for writing10m
Other resources on reading10m
Secondary sources10m
Incorporate secondary sources10m
Reflective task10m
Academic integrity10m
Reference management software10m
4 practice exercises
Predatory reading2m
Reporting verbs4m
Plagiarism4m
Referencing2m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

The writer’s toolbox: Editing and proofreading

8 videos (Total 42 min), 9 readings, 8 quizzes
8 videos
Global editing and revision6m
Editing for register and tone9m
Editing for style5m
First person pronouns and choosing between active and passive voice4m
Standard punctuation3m
Spelling and typos4m
Using a style sheet6m
9 readings
Introduction10m
Common problems in argumentation and reasoning10m
Reflection exercise on global revision and editing10m
Knowing when to stop10m
Introduction10m
Further reading10m
Introduction10m
Reflective task10m
Online resources10m
8 practice exercises
Pause and reflect2m
Revising and editing4m
Global editing6m
Register and tone4m
Editing and proofreading8m
Pause and reflect2m
Active and passive voice4m
Exercise on punctuation16m
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Top reviews from Writing in English at University

By TPDec 24th 2018

This course shared a lot of useful suggestions for writing in English at University. It will be an essential lesson for anyone who prepare their next education development.

By ZOApr 23rd 2018

Excellent course for anyone who wants to learn or improve on proper academic writing. Especially useful if you're new to European and North-American Universities.

Instructors

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Satu Manninen

Professor
Centre for Languages and Literature
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Ellen Turner

Senior Lecturer
Centre for Languages and Literature
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Cecilia Wadsö Lecaros

Associate Professor
Centre for Languages and Literature

About Lund University

Lund University was founded in 1666 and has for a number of years been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 47 700 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Sweden. Lund University unites tradition with a modern, dynamic, and highly international profile. With eight different faculties and numerous research centres and specialized institutes, Lund is the strongest research university in Sweden and one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research. The university annually attracts a large number of international students and offers a wide range of courses and programmes taught in English. In addition, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) is part of the university and works to advance strategies for sustainable solutions through cutting edge interdisciplinary research, high-quality innovative education, and effective communication and strong partnerships. ...

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