Academic Writing: Key to your academic success

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About Course

Academic writing is an indispensable part of every university student’s life and maybe even beyond and yet, it is the most challenging task for many of the students. This course will cover what academic writing is, along with every important aspect of it. Overall, it covers all the essential details, knowledge, information of academic writing and explicitly states the ways for the students to master academic writing in order to ensure academic success.


This course is formed on a beginner to advanced level of academic writing. It starts at the very beginning of what academic writing is and works its way up to how to successfully produce a truly academic work.


This is a non-virtual course where students can pace themselves in studying the course materials.


Course formation

First module – Reading + quiz

Second module – Reading + quiz + APA exercise

Third module – Reading + quiz

Fourth module – Reading + Writing an academic paper


The themes for each module are:

Module 1: Academic writing and its structures

Module 2: Plagiarism and how to avoid it

Module 3: Essential aspects of academic writing: Critical thinking, reading, and note taking   strategies

Module 4: Stages of the writing process and implementation

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What Will You Learn?

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of academic writing and how it works
  • Understand the structures of academic essays and articles
  • Know how to correctly reference and cite (with the method of APA 7th Edition)
  • Be able to write a quality academic paper.

Course Content

Module 1: Academic Writing and its Structures

  • 1.1. Characteristics of Academic Writing
  • 1.2. How Academic Writing is Used in College
  • 1.3. Types of Academic Writing
  • 1.4. Parts/Structures of an Academic Essay
  • 1.5. Argumentative Writing
  • 1.6. Writing a Thesis Statement
  • 1.7.Quiz

Module 2: Plagiarism and How to Avoid it

Module 3: Essential Aspects of Academic Writing: Critical Thinking, Reading, and Note Taking Strategies

Module 4: Stages of the Writing Process and Implementation
Everyone has their own way of designating stages in the writing process. However, there is a generalized standard writing process in academic writing which consists of three stages: Pre-writing or Preparing before drafting Writing the draft Revising, editing and proofreading

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