Academic Writing for University
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Academic Writing for University

learn how to write a decent essay
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Created by Julia Khukalenko
Last updated 4/2019
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 33 downloadable resources
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • understand the main differences between Russian and Western writing tradition
  • learn what it means to be constructively critical as a reader and self-critical as a writer
  • learn the specific of academic vocabulary, grammar and style
  • practice to create a well-structured paragraph
  • obtain practical skills in using argument and evidence in your essay
  • be able to write an academic essay
  • English Proficiency Level: not less than CEFR B1+ (IELTS 5.5 +, TOEFL iBT 87+)

This course is designed for those who would like to improve their academic writing. It can be useful not only for undergraduate and postgraduate students, but also for experienced researchers, who don't feel very confident in writing their academic papers. This course focuses on three main categories of academic writing: content, organization, and language. You will acquire the essential knowledge and skills, building your overall academic literacy.

Who this course is for:
  • bachelors students, international masters students
Course content
Expand all 20 lectures 01:30:15
+ Anglo-Saxon Writing Tradition
4 lectures 16:15

Academic culture means the beliefs, opinions and ways of behaving shared by people working or studying in a higher education institution. Are the following statements about western academic culture true or fault? 

Thinking about academic culture
4 questions
Western Academic Culture
12 questions
Academic Writing in the Anglo-Saxon Tradition
Critical Reading & Writing

Original extract:

For thousands of years, outsiders have regarded China as a xenophobic country. However, the stereotypes have been changing since China opened up its economy in 1979. Now, the encouragement of foreign direct investment (FDI) and international technology transfer (ITT) lies at the heart of economic relations between foreign countries and China. The international flows of capital, information and technology facilitate the economic growth of China and the influence of multinational enterprises (MNEs). The boom in FDI and ITT has brought to the fore the issue of intellectual property rights (IPRs) as a major topic in the economic development of China. Although a historical review shows that the germination of the concept of IPRs in China goes back more than 100 years, in reality no effective system of intellectual property protection (IPP) existed until very recent times. (Source: Yang and Clarke 2004, p.12)

Plagiarism or not?
7 questions
+ Academic Language: Basic Features
3 lectures 20:58
Academic Vocabulary
Academic Grammar
Writing in Academic Style
Remember the general principles: 1) Use formal language 2) Be concise and precise 3) Use impersonal language 4) Avoid generalizations 5) Avoind words that express your emotion rather than show evidence 6) Check punctuation
Style in academic writing
30 questions
+ Essay Writing, Part I
3 lectures 16:21
Essay Types and Essay Questions

The instruction words must be read in conjunction with the essay question as a whole. However, let's check your understanding of what your teacher may want from you.

Find the word that suits best.

Essay instruction words
6 questions
Thesis Statement

Find the hedges

8 questions
Essay Structure and Paragraph Structure
+ Essay Writing, Part II
3 lectures 18:33
Introductions, Conclusions and Referencing
+ Other Academic Genres
4 lectures 17:07

Choose the correct answer

Some types of writing
10 questions

Please, ask you teacher to send you a literature review by e-mail. 

Preview 04:59
Research Proposal
Audio Lecture (different types of assignments)
+ Final Section
2 lectures 00:50
This is a final assignment for this unit of study.
Final Essay
1 question
Something you should know about your tutor's feedback