Building English skills: Writing

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Writing arguments

The ability to develop and support a logical argument is a core skill underlying writing at university.

During the semester breaks, consider practising writing argumentative pieces on common topics.

MOOCs for Writing

Massive Online Open Courseware (MOOC)

MOOCs are online courses offered by universities and training institutions free of charge to anyone in the world.

Anyone can register for courses that range from Painting to Physics. Explore MOOC offerings to locate courses on language development and writing. Coursera and Futurelearn are both MOOC providers.

Academic writing

Academic writing is characterised by formal style in language and specific layout of presentation, for example, the report, essay, the annotated bibliography, or the literature review. Other essential features include the ability to develop a well supported argument and demonstrate critical thinking.

Academic English books