Throughout the world, writing serves to express, record and even create meaningful moments. In academic spaces, writing becomes the bridge between ourselves and the world of ideas. In this course, we provide practical insights into how to write an academic essay. We show you how to develop the academic skills needed to be a competent academic writer. You will have an opportunity to engage with texts written by academics, and to see how some of the ideas in these texts are used by students in constructing an academic essay. We address some of the challenges these students face with respect to academic writing and offer you the opportunity to practice and to develop your own writing style. For this course, we centre our lessons around a specific topic - the concept of identity, since it forms such an important feature of how we locate ourselves in an ever-changing global world. In other words, this course teaches academic writing skills through getting you to write and reflect on your understanding of identity. So if you are thinking about studying at a tertiary institution, or if you just want to brush up on your academic essay writing skills, this course is for you!
Writing your World: Finding yourself in the academic spaceUniversity of Cape Town
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TOP REVIEWS FROM WRITING YOUR WORLD: FINDING YOURSELF IN THE ACADEMIC SPACE
it was very helpful with my writing skills my essay marks improved as I was able to apply what I learnt from the mooc
I think this course is good and interesting, especially for someone who wants to improve academic writing skills and do not know how to do it. Then, it is also suitable for beginner writer.
The videos and Readings provided in the course were truly helpful, and I learnt a lot of nuances about academic writing, critical thinking, and referencing.
It has been an interesting course that has highlighted some of the knowledge I was lacking in terms of writing an academic thesis.
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