University of Reading Tutor-Marked Assessment (TMA)
Congratulations on reaching the end Week 5! We hope you have enjoyed the course and you feel better prepared to research, plan and write an academic essay.
Now that you have read about, reflected on and discussed our example essay with other learners, you may like to consider completing the final course in our program ‘Writing in English for University Study’.
This course consists of a set of revision Steps, followed by a Tutor-Marked Assessment (TMA) with the University of Reading, for which a fee is payable. To complete this assessment, you will be invited to submit an essay of 500 - 600 words. You can choose to write your essay on water privatisation or you may choose a different topic and set your own title for the essay, but if you do so you will have to find your own sources to use. You should choose a topic which is accessible to a non-specialist reader, to ensure that we can give feedback on the content as well as the organisation, language and style.
Your essay will be marked the University of Reading’s International Study and Language Institute, who will give you personal feedback to help you further develop your academic English writing skills.
When you write your essay, you will be required to apply all the skills and knowledge that you have learnt on this program. To be eligible to complete the tutor-marked assessment, you must have obtained the Certificate of Achievement on An Intermediate Guide to Writing in English for University Study.
The assessment course starts on 16 April 2018. You can find out more here.
Update: the assessment course is now open. We have extended the deadline for the submission of your assignment until 6 May 2018 at 23:59 (UTC) so there is still time to complete your essay and receive feedback from the University of Reading. You can find out more here.
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