English for academic writing is a free micro Open Online Course (mOOC) designed for learners who want to polish their writing skills. This course will help you to:

  1. Acquire and demonstrate a greater understanding of the process of writing clear and concise writing for the academic context.
  2. Write clear thesis statements and defend them.
  3. Apply different rhetorical and persuasive writing techniques in an academic writing context.
  4. Connect with learners from around the world to gain broader perspectives on the writing process in different countries and cultures.


Learning outcomes

  • Learn the difference between other types of writing and academic writing.
  • Learn to write an effective thesis statement.
  • Learn how to write successful arguments to defend your thesis.
  • Learn to use Rogerian persuasive arguments to convince readers of your point of view.
  • Learn to use other rhetorical strategies to defend each of you points.