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Semester Length: 14 weeks


The course focuses on two related goals: to help students (1) gain confidence and proficiency in academic writing situations and, (2) to continue to develop useful life-long writing skills.

Specifically, this face-to-face course seeks to help students learn common academic writing

strategies to:

  • Make appropriate rhetorical choices, based on purpose and intended audience

  • Gain increased awareness and control of their writing process

  • Improve critical thinking skills, especially those of analysis and argument

  • Use the capabilities of word processing to improve their writing

  • Improve their accuracy in using Standard Academic Written English


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Write coherent, well organized essays employing the appropriate conventions of written English.

2. Understand and demonstrate an awareness of basic rhetorical strategies through various forms of writing.

3. Understand the relationship between writer and audience.

4. Understand and demonstrate techniques of revision (not merely “copy editing”).

5. Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the role of language in society.

6. Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of language in representing experience, in shaping feelings and ideas,

   and in communicating with and influencing others.

7. Understand the relationship between reading and writing.

8. Access information through library resources and to incorporate that information in an organized and coherent

   manner in writing.




Semester Length: 14 weeks


Students undertaking this course will develop their skills in reading, writing and speaking English in an intense study situation. They will read selected literary texts (or extracts from them), learn skills for understanding these texts, and develop written and spoken responses to them. The selected texts will be appropriate for both students whose first language is not English and for native speakers of English. Students will develop transferable skills in critical thinking,

research, the evaluation of secondary sources, and the planning and drafting of academic essays.


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be in a position to:

Think critically and have the ability to solve problems through being:-

  •  steeped in research methods and rigor

  •  based on empirical evidence and scientific approach to knowledge to development

  •  able to demonstrate through appropriate and relevant assessment


Perform teamwork and communication skills having:-

  •  prepared and delivered a range of academic texts

  •  developed research skills relevant to primary and secondary sources

Being career and leadership readiness through:-

  •  being technology savvy

  •  being professional and, where relevant, fully accredited

  •  by forward thinking and well informed

  •  having being tested and validated by work based experiences


Having intercultural and ethical competency by:

  •  being adapt at operating in other cultures

  •  being comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts

  •  being able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes

  •  having demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledge


Display self-awareness and emotional intelligence:

  •  through having a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal

  •  through being open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers

  •  by being able to negotiate difficult social situations, diffuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate




Study material is included.




Registration Deadline for the Fall Term is scheduled for 15th August each year.

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