Develop the academic English skills required for writing university essays and projects
The style of English required for university study has its own characteristics and elements that set it apart from English you might use elsewhere. From citations and referencing, understanding plagiarism, and knowing how to effectively construct a sound argument - academic writing can be intimidating. This program will help you feel more familiar with academic English and comfortable that you can use it effectively during your studies.
This flexible program of courses starts by teaching you the basics, helping you learn the fundamentals of constructing an essay and beginner’s academic grammar. As your confidence and skills grow, you will be guided through expanding and developing your writing skills. You will learn more about using appropriate sources and become familiar with different research tools.
The final step offered by the University of Reading is a tutor-marked assessment, for which a fee is payable. You will submit an essay of 500 - 600 words on a topic that you will have read about and discussed with other learners during the intermediate level course. It will be marked by a tutor from the University of Reading’s International Study and Language Institute . They will give you personal feedback to help ensure you can further develop your academic english for study success.