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. The course commences in Week 1 of Term.

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.

Due to overwhelming demand, Terms 1, 2 and 3 classes are full. However, to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Bronwen Phillips (b.m.phillips@unsw.edu.au) for further information.