Skip to main content
School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Principles of Academic Writing 1 & 2

Module code: EAL4622

HEAR transcript: included as co-curricular activities 

Module duration: 10 weeks / 2hrs a week 

Skills Points for doctoral students: 20

Non-credit bearing  

Preparation and assessment: none 

Note: Principles of Academic Writing 1 is offered in semester 1 and Principles of Academic Writing 2 is offered in semester 2. 

This 10-week module is taught through workshops and tutorials, offering a hands-on study experience and personalised support. The module starts with a brief overview of key academic genres and then focuses on features of academic style. You will study different techniques of expressing your ideas with concision, precision, clarity and ethical integrity. You will learn to communicate with a confident academic voice, while presenting texts written in a consistent register and with a clear appeal to different types of audiences. 

Key skills: planning, understanding different genres and academic style, incorporating sources

Students' feedback on this module: 

"The best thing about this module was an opportunity to learn about different writing styles and interact with other students. I have learnt so much!"

"Our teacher was great. This class motivated me to engage more in my studies, and it helped me to understand what I need to do to get higher marks for my assignments."

"The class and the individual attention given in class were amazing."

Back to top