Academic Writing

Graduate Program (& Advanced Certificate) Status

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Course Description: 

The aim of this course is to help you further develop as a writer within the English speaking academic community by raising awareness of, practicing, and reflecting upon the conventions of written texts. In addition to addressing issues related to academic writing, the course will also focus on the other skills you will need to complete your graduate level work in English.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • identify the typical components and features of various genres in the discipline.
  • structure an academic paper at the macro and micro level.
  • think and write more clearly and incisively.
  • have a variety of skills and approaches to draw upon when writing academic papers.
  • target the various audiences academics write for, and understand the expectations of these audiences.
  • properly incorporate the work of other authors into your own writing.
  • understand the CEU policy towards plagiarism.
  • edit and refine your own written work.

Attendance is mandatory, and as this is a seminar you will be expected to fully contribute to each session. You also need to consult with me on the thesis proposal you submit in January. As thesis writing is a required support course (to help you with other courses) it is graded PASS/FAIL and so will not affect your GPA.


Mandatory for all students writing their MA Thesis this academic year.

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