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
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Starting to write: Understanding definitions of identity
Developing an argument: shifting identities
Supporting the argument: situating identity within culture
Starting to finish: writing the first draft
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TOP REVIEWS FROM WRITING YOUR WORLD: FINDING YOURSELF IN THE ACADEMIC SPACE
I'm very greatful to finish this course and I would like to thank Coursera for giving me an opportunity to enroll .I would like to thank the lectures and professors from the University of Cape Town.
It has been an interesting course that has highlighted some of the knowledge I was lacking in terms of writing an academic thesis.
The Corsera program really help me to acquire new skills for essay writing and to develop a sense of responsibility and regularity in my work. Thank you Corsera :)
It is very important course that i need to further course to improve my essay writing and I appercate all leacture
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