Award in Academic Writing for English Teachers

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Award in Academic Writing for English Teachers

This award in academic writing for English teachers is endorsed by TQUK



This course is particularly suitable for English teachers who want to develop their academic writing skills. These skills would help them when they climb up the professional development ladder signing up for level-six and level-seven courses. The course provides them with feedback on their writing tasks so that they can work on their weaknesses and develop more.

Course Components

This 10-week course looks at various components that will make English teachers’ Academic Writing stand out for all the right reasons, including paragraphing, style, tone, paraphrasing and punctuation. Each week is comprised of face to face or Zoom lessons, followed by exercises and peer-review tasks, taking English teachers through various aspects of Academic Writing.

Course Topics

Module 1: Introduction to Academic Writing

– What is academic writing?

– Characteristics of academic writing

– Importance of clarity and precision

– Formal vs. informal writing

– Writing under time constraints

Module 2: Understanding the Writing Process

– Pre-writing strategies: brainstorming, outlining, and mind mapping

– Organisation of ideas and structuring your writing

– Drafting

– Revising and editing

– Proofreading and finalising your work

Module 3: Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences

– Formulating a strong thesis statement

– Developing topic sentences

– Connecting thesis statements to topic sentences

– Evaluating strong and weak thesis statements

Module 4: Paragraph Structure and Development

– Components of an effective paragraph

– Unity, coherence, and emphasis in paragraphs

– Strategies for developing a paragraph

– Using citations and evidence to support your ideas

– Transition phrases and signposts

Module 5: Essay Types and Structures

– Compare and contrast essays

– Argumentative and persuasive essays

– Cause and effect essays

– Problem-solution essays

– Expository and descriptive essays

– Setting the purpose of the essay

Module 6: Research and Citation Styles

– Introduction to research methods

– Evaluating sources for credibility and relevance

– Plagiarism and academic integrity

– Citation styles: APA, MLA, Chicago, and Harvard

– How to integrate sources while maintaining your own voice

Module 7: Grammar and Punctuation in Academic Writing

– Common grammar issues and how to address them

– Active vs. passive voice

– Punctuation rules essential for academic writing

– Tricky areas: subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, etc.

– Sentence variety and fluency

Module 8: Writing for Different Audiences

– Adapting writing style based on the audience

– Considering readability and appropriate language

– Strategies for tailoring your writing to different academic disciplines

– Cultural sensitivity in writing

– Analysing and evaluating examples of discipline-specific writing

Module 9: Giving and Receiving Feedback

– Peer-review process

– Constructive criticism and feedback in academic writing

– Responding to feedback and making necessary revisions

– Assessing both content and mechanics of peers’ writing

– Developing critical analysis skills

Module 10: Final Project and Reflection

– Creating a comprehensive academic writing project from start to finish

– Reflecting on personal growth throughout the course

– Goal setting for future development in academic writing skill

– Strategies for continuous improvement in teaching academic writing

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