Successful academic communications
This course will help build your confidence in using academic English for university study.
Through interactive lectures and self-study tasks, you will learn how to investigate your lecturers’ expectations and develop the critical reading and writing skills needed to have your voice heard.
Planning, structuring and organising are key to communicating successfully in academic writing. It is equally important to be able to understand and use academic language appropriately for different audiences and purposes. This course is designed to help you develop these skills.
The course covers five key topics:
audience and purpose
active reading skills
academic language: structure and argument
academic language: communicating your critical thinking
collaboration and community
What you will learn
After completing the course you will be able to:
plan and structure your academic writing for a specific audience and purpose
use academic language to communicate a well-developed argument in writing
read academic texts actively and effectively
use academic language to communicate your critical thinking
collaborate actively and effectively with others in your academic learning community
Access the course
The course will be available as a static resource. We encourage you to revisit the course materials throughout your studies, and use them to support your academic development.
This is an online self-paced Learn course. To enrol, please follow these steps:
- Visit the Learn virtual learning platform.
- Log in using your University Username (UUN) and password.
- Click on Self-Enrol at the top right-hand side.
- Find the course in the Self-Enrol courses listed on the left of the screen.
- Click 'enrol'.
- Click Submit followed by OK. You should now be able to view the course.
- If you want to return to the course at a later date, it will appear in the 'My Courses' section on the 'My Learn' tab.