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Sobre o conteúdo

This MOOC takes you through the basics of academic writing step by step. From structuring and organising an academic text to avoiding common pitfalls that can negatively affect your credibility, this 6-week course offers a guide for those who want to improve their writing. It looks at various components that will make your academic writing stand out for all the right reasons, including paragraphing, style, tone, paraphrasing and punctuation. Using samples of student writing it also gives you tips on what to avoid and explains why. Each week is comprised of video lessons, followed by exercises and peer-review tasks, taking you through various aspects of academic writing.

The course requires upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced English (C1).

You’ll learn:

  • to understand the basic tenets of academic writing
  • to identify the different genres and the expectations of each one
  • to overcome writer's block
  • to stucture your ideas cohesively
  • to write reader-friendly sentences
  • to use appropriate tone to gain credibility
  • to avoid plagiarism and
  • to ensure your text respects the rules of general punctuation in English.

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Pré-requisito

Upper-intermediate to advanced knowledge of English.

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Programa de estudos

The MOOC “Academic Writing Made Easy” covers the following topics to help you improve your writing:

Week 1 Rhetorical Preferences: Meeting the expectations of your target group

Week 2 Genre: Differentiating between types of scholarly texts

The Writing Process: Overcoming writer's block

Week 3 Cohesion: Making your ideas flow logically

Week 4 Sentences: Writing reader-friendly sentences

Week 5 Credibility: Convincing your peers to accept and believe what you write

Week 6 Punctuation: Polishing your text

Putting it all together: Overcoming the last hurdles

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Instrutores

Dr. Heidi Minning
Lecturer
Technische Universität München

Jeremiah Hendren
Lecturer
Technische Universität München

Dr. Stephen Starck
Lecturer
Technische Universität München

Dr. Aparna Bhar
Lecturer
Technische Universität München

Susan O’Byrne
Lecturer
Technische Universität München

Rose Jacobs
Lecturer
Technische Universität München

Ruth Shannon
Lecturer
Technische Universität München

Elizabeth Hamzi-Schmidt
Lecturer
Technische Universität München

Tina Schrier
Lecturer
Technische Universität München

Huma Abid
Teaching Assistant
Technische Universität München

Rebecca Strachan
Teaching Assistant
Technische Universität München

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Criador do conteúdo

Technische Universität München
Technische Universität München
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Plataforma

Edx

EdX est une plateforme d'apprentissage en ligne (dite FLOT ou MOOC). Elle héberge et met gratuitement à disposition des cours en ligne de niveau universitaire à travers le monde entier. Elle mène également des recherches sur l'apprentissage en ligne et la façon dont les utilisateurs utilisent celle-ci. Elle est à but non lucratif et la plateforme utilise un logiciel open source.

EdX a été fondée par le Massachusetts Institute of Technology et par l'université Harvard en mai 2012. En 2014, environ 50 écoles, associations et organisations internationales offrent ou projettent d'offrir des cours sur EdX. En juillet 2014, elle avait plus de 2,5 millions d'utilisateurs suivant plus de 200 cours en ligne.

Les deux universités américaines qui financent la plateforme ont investi 60 millions USD dans son développement. La plateforme France Université Numérique utilise la technologie openedX, supportée par Google.

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