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A Beginner's Guide to Writing in English for University Study

University of Reading, Anne Vicary, Sebastian Watkins, Brian Turner, Steve Thomas, Jonathan Smith

5 mins

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This course by the University of Reading serves as a substantial introduction for international students seeking to write academic essays in the English language, with exercises in grammar, essay organization, and tone.

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A Beginner's Guide to Writing in English for University Study

A Beginner's Guide to Writing in English for University Study

by University of Reading

Overview

Writing essays is a daunting task, especially in an academic context. To write effectively, you need to generate relevant ideas, arrange them in a logical order, and, last but not least, express them using the proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

This University of Reading course covers the basics of academic essay-writing in English through helpful videos, exercises, and articles that break down the essay-writing process, as well as real examples of student writing. Created and presented by Anne Vicary, Sebastian Watkins, Brian Turner, Steve Thomas, and Jonathan Smith of the English for Academic Purposes and Technology-enhanced Learning programs, the course is perfect for those seeking to improve their writing skills.

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Content is really the reason for writing in the first place and will determine how well you answer the question. So it's important to think carefully about it.

- Anne Vicary

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