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

Course highlights

Learn how to write using academic English in preparation for university study.

Academic writing can be very different from other types of written English. This course has been developed to help you learn the basics of academic writing and develop your English language skills.

You’ll develop some proficiency in key areas of ‘academic’ grammar, learn about the stages in essay writing, and produce an essay of your own. You’ll also explore how to organise an essay, write in an academic style, and use tools to evaluate your own writing and other learners’ writing so that by the end of the course you’re able to write a good, basic academic essay.

Key facts

Provider University of Reading
Course Type Interactive course
Level Intermediate
Pre-requisites This course is aimed at non-English speakers who have studied some English. You should have a minimum level of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.
Availability Fixed classes. Regular start dates scheduled.
Certification/upgrades No certificate.
Duration 5 weeks
Time Commitment

3hrs per week

Assessment No assessment
Platform FutureLearn
Registration required Will need to register with full name, email address & password.