Academic Writing Essentials: University Writing Crash Course
What you'll learn
- Write with clarity and precision
- Develop and support your own ideas persuasively
- Build your own unique style, voice, and flow
- Organize your ideas logically and with clear transitions
- Find and incorporate sources effectively
- Master the basics of sentence structure, formatting, and punctuation
- Understand how to approach various common writing assignments
- A desire to learn
- A basic fluency in English
Join your personal writing coach today as you learn the tools and strategies necessary to begin writing successfully at the college level.
Learn How to Approach and Excel at Any Academic Writing Assignment
·Understand academic writing expectations
·Develop clear thesis statements
·Outline and organize effectively
·Master the mechanics (grammar, punctuation, etc.)
·Find and use sources powerfully
·Write exceptionally well!
Work with Your One-on-One Writing Coach
My goal with this course goes far beyond providing you with a series of useful lectures. My goal is to interact with you as your personal writing coach to help you consistently write successfully at the college level. In other words, with this course you will benefit both from the content and from unlimited access to an expert in college writing, who has taught academic writing to all levels of high school and university throughout the world.
·Participate in an active writing forum community
·Benefit from unlimited reviews of your preliminary writing (i.e. thesis statements, outlines, research topics, etc.)
·Interact through a 60 minute, one-on-one office hour
·Receive a detailed review of one larger writing project (i.e. a term paper, application essay, exam, etc.)
Content and Overview
By working through the 45 lectures of this course alongside my personal commitment to your development as a writer, you will gain the skills and confidence you need to write well in any field and at any college level. Whether you're in your first year or fourth, an international student, returning to college after years away, or preparing to enter your university experience soon, discover the strategies, tools, and secrets necessary to become an exceptional academic writer.
Beginning with a series of lectures on the writing process, this course will walk you through the fundamentals of brainstorming, outlining, developing, and presenting your ideas persuasively. You will learn how to develop strong thesis statements, construct supporting paragraphs, and engage your audience through effective introductions and conclusions. You will understand how to approach the most common academic writing assignments and learn how to write resumes, cover letters, and graduate school admissions essays. Most importantly, you will have access to unlimited personal and professional feedback to your questions, concerns, anxieties, and writing.
Completing this course will provide you with the essential tools and coaching to ensure you ace your next college essay.
Who this course is for:
- University students needing to improve their writing
- Returning university students needing a refresher
- High School students wanting to prepare for university
- International students writing in English
Dr. Mike Taylor has taught academic writing and English as an additional language at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels throughout the United States, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Korea, and Canada. Mike is currently an Assistant Professor of English at a renowned private university in the United States. Mike strives to provide students with the tools, strategies, and encouragement necessary to write with clarity and confidence.