Academic Writing Made Easy

Course highlights

Struggling with writing an academic text? This MOOC will ease the pain – and make your writing shine.

This MOOC takes you through the basics of academic writing step by step. From structuring and organising an academic text to avoiding common pitfalls that can negatively affect your credibility, this 6-week course offers a guide for those who want to improve their writing. It looks at various components that will make your academic writing stand out for all the right reasons, including paragraphing, style, tone, paraphrasing and punctuation. Using samples of student writing it also gives you tips on what to avoid and explains why. Each week is comprised of video lessons, followed by exercises and peer-review tasks, taking you through various aspects of academic writing.

Key facts

Provider Technical University of Munich
Course Type Interactive course
Level Advanced
Pre-requisites Ability to speak fluent English with confidence
Availability Fixed classes. Regular start dates scheduled.
Certification/upgrades Free (audit mode). Paid certificate available.
Duration 6 weeks
Time Commitment

2-3hrs per week

Assessment Paced. Assessable requirements for certificate option.
Platform edX
Registration required Will need to register with full name, email address & password.