Advanced Academic Writing for Higher Degree Research ESL students

Advanced Academic Writing for Higher Degree Research ESL students


Advanced Academic Writing is a 10-week course designed for Higher Degree Research (HDR) students whose first language is not English. This short course is offered by The Learning Centre at UNSW.

Duration: 10 week x 2 hours per week

Begins: Tuesday 13 March 2018

Ends: Tuesday 22 May 2018

Time: 11am - 1pm

To enrol: please email Bronwen Phillips (b.m.phillips@unsw.edu.au)

In the primary context of thesis proposals and literature reviews, the aims of the course are to examine specific concerns of academic writing, which include:

  • ways of introducing thesis proposals and hypotheses;
  • structuring definitions;
  • organising paragraphs, and
  • using nominalisations.

Also discussed are:

  • how to summarise and paraphrase;
  • the language of evaluation;
  • the development of your own writing voice, and
  • editing strategies.

Numerous opportunities for feedback from the instructor and fellow students will be provided throughout the course.