Academic Writing


This module provides students with a broad range of skills required in third-level academic writing.

It enables students to understand what constitutes good academic writing and to recognise the importance and value of attaining good academic writing skills. Simultaneously, it provides them with those skills.

The module is conducted as a structured balance of theory and practice, with theoretical tuition supplemented by guided practical application.

The module is assessed by means of continuous assessment.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognise and utilise a range of forms of sentence structure.

  2. Exercise discernment in the management and utilisation of information.

  3. Structure and sequence text logically.

  4. Implement rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling.

  5. Apply a range of proofreading skills.

  6. Implement skills of style and tone appropriate to a range of academic writing tasks.

  7. Devise, write and revise a report.

  8. Plan, write and edit an academic essay.

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