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Description

This course is for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the English reading and writing skills needed to succeed. You'll be introduced to academic reading and effective note-making strategies.

You'll develop your essay writing. You'll look at the academic style and vocabulary-building strategies. You'll also enhance your understanding of sentence structure and punctuation. You will learn through a range of engaging activities aimed at extending your existing language skills.

Course learning outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:
  • Follow an active reading method to help you read academic texts and make notes
  • Critically read source texts and appropriately use the information they contain in your writing
  • Link ideas in your writing so that your readers can easily understand your ideas
  • Make use of vocabulary and grammatical structures to express yourself more formally
  • Make the most of online dictionaries and look at ways to record new words for future use
  • Understand how to organize and punctuate sentences to increase clarity.

Course Curriculum

    • Introduction 00:10:00
    • Critically processing what you read 00:15:00
    • Using information from source texts 00:20:00
    • Reproducing information from sources 00:10:00
    • Paraphrasing text 00:15:00
    • Summarising text 00:15:00
    • What is a summary? 00:05:00
    • The 5Rs of summarising: reduce, reject, reword, reproduce, repackage 00:05:00
    • Writing a longer summary 00:10:00
    • Quoting 00:10:00
    • Introduction 00:10:00
    • Everyday writing 00:10:00
    • Types and structure of everyday writing 00:10:00
    • University assignments 00:05:00
    • Types of assignment 00:10:00
    • Distinguishing between different types of assignment 00:10:00
    • Typical challenges 00:20:00
    • The essay-writing process 00:20:00
    • Some useful strategies 00:30:00
    • A step-by-step process 00:20:00
    • Planning an essay: the pre-writing steps 00:15:00
    • Reading the essay question 00:10:00
    • Identifying the instruction words 00:10:00
    • Identifying key content words 00:05:00
    • Producing a draft outline 00:10:00
    • Using diagrams to plan an assignment 00:30:00
    • Using diagrams to plan a science assignment 00:20:00
    • Planning a report 00:05:00
    • Planning a science or a technology report 00:15:00
    • Planning a business report 00:15:00
    • Introduction 00:15:00
    • How to successfully communicate with other people 00:10:00
    • Communicating in everyday life 00:10:00
    • Communicating with tutors through essays 00:10:00
    • From outline to essay 00:10:00
    • Using a mind map to identify key themes 00:10:00
    • From mind map to revised outline 00:10:00
    • Writing an essay based on an outline 00:15:00
    • Writing an introduction 00:10:00
    • From general to specific 00:20:00
    • Organizing paragraphs 00:10:00
    • Using a paragraph to make a point 00:20:00
    • Presenting your paragraphs 00:20:00
    • Using the last paragraph to conclude the essay 00:20:00
    • Introduction 00:10:00
    • Helping your reader to follow your text 00:10:00
    • The house analogy 00:20:00
    • Linking the introduction to the assignment question 00:20:00
    • Linking the main body paragraphs to the introduction 00:20:00
    • Using familiar information to introduce new information 00:15:00
    • Linking paragraphs 00:30:00
    • Linking sentences 00:10:00
    • Using connectives to link information 00:20:00
    • Adding information and ideas 00:10:00
    • Giving examples 00:10:00
    • Comparing and contrasting ideas 00:10:00
    • Becoming familiar with words and phrases that signal comparison and contrast 00:10:00
    • Putting it into practice 00:15:00
    • Using linking words to express cause and effect relationships 00:20:00
    • Writing cause–effect sentences 00:10:00
    • Referring to visual information 00:20:00
    • Introduction 00:20:00
    • Different situations call for different styles 00:10:00
    • Everyday talk 00:10:00
    • Written styles in everyday life 00:20:00
    • Use of specialist words in everyday life 00:10:00
    • Academic style 00:10:00
    • Distinguishing between formal and informal texts 00:20:00
    • The main features of academic style 00:20:00
    • Comparing formal and informal language 00:30:00
    • Using formal vocabulary 00:10:00
    • Replacing phrasal verbs with one-word equivalents 00:10:00
    • Becoming familiar with specialised vocabulary 00:20:00
    • Reporting information from sources 00:20:00
    • Hedging 00:20:00
    • Introduction 00:15:00
    • Learning new academic and specialized words 00:10:00
    • Reflecting on your current vocabulary building strategies 00:10:00
    • Looking at some more strategies 00:20:00
    • Looking up words in an English language dictionary 00:20:00
    • Different types of dictionaries 00:20:00
    • Finding collocations 00:20:00
    • Understanding the grammatical information about a word 00:20:00
    • Countable and uncountable nouns 00:20:00
    • Word classes 00:20:00
    • Avoiding word class confusions 00:20:00
    • Deciding which words to learn 00:10:00
    • Understanding texts that contain specialized and academic vocabulary 00:20:00
    • Deciding which words to learn 00:10:00
    • Identifying specialized and general academic vocabulary 00:20:00
    • Recording vocabulary 00:05:00
    • Using vocabulary cards to record vocabulary 00:30:00
    • Using mind maps and tables to record vocabulary 00:20:00
    • Introduction 00:10:00
    • Units of language 00:10:00
    • Structuring noun groups 00:10:00
    • Giving information in noun groups 00:10:00
    • Ordering information before the main noun 00:20:00
    • Use of the apostrophe to express possession 00:10:00
    • Using noun groups to label diagrams 00:15:00
    • Learning to recognize and use noun groups 00:10:00
    • Structuring verb groups 00:10:00
    • Indicating present, past and future in English 00:10:00
    • Selecting the most appropriate tense 00:20:00
    • Expressing the past 00:20:00
    • Structuring simple sentences 00:05:00
    • Simple sentences and independent clauses 00:15:00
    • Structuring compound sentences 00:10:00
    • Using conjunctions in compound sentences 00:10:00
    • Using adverbs in compound sentences 00:10:00
    • Structuring a complex sentence 00:10:00
    • Connecting sentences with ‘if’ and ‘when’ 00:15:00
    • Other connecting words that work like if and when 00:15:00

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