LANG10530 English for Academic Writing 5

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is designed for international students who wish to develop the academic writing skills required for research and study purposes in an English-medium higher education environment. The module focuses on aspects of academic writing that are transferable across a wide range of academic disciplines and written text types and is particularly useful for graduate students. The aim is to enable students to write a variety of well-structured, fluent and accurate texts to meet a range of academic demands within a research and study context. Students will learn how to use a range of conventions and data sources to enable them to refine and develop their writing competence. They will also learn how to use self-correcting and redrafting processes to critically reflect on and improve their own academic writing. This module will be delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 18 students. Students will also have access to extra resources and materials via the Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Students who achieve at least a B grade in this module should be able to:

• analyse the construction of written texts produced within a research environment
• identify and account for disciplinary variations in academic writing texts
• consolidate and expand academic grammatical and lexical knowledge
• produce appropriately constructed extended written texts that draw on appropriate academic writing conventions

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module involves an interactive small group class using active learning activities. Students develop their academic writing skills using a process approach.

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Exclusions:

Native speakers of English

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Timed Writing Assignment Week 11 n/a Graded No


Examination: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No


Attendance: Attendance and Participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Assignment: Extended Writing Assignment Week 7 n/a Graded No


Examination: Written Examination Week 12 Yes Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback provided individually to students, post midterm. Feedback on summative assessment on request.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 17:00 - 18:50
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 17:00 - 18:50