English Academic Writing

Course information

The course English Academic Writing aims at improving your writing skills for the purpose of writing academic papers (research papers or theses) in English.

Your instructor will deal with general aspects of writing, such as the central question, outlines, paragraph divisions, and formulating. Naturally, the course will focus on specific writing problems in English. You will be working towards one major assignment, to be handed in by the end of the course. The instructor will concentrate on helping you advance your written English and teach you the conventions of academic writing in English. During the course, you will work towards producing a paper that will be evaluated by the instructor.

Some of the topics to be covered:

  • the structure of introductions and conclusions
  • formulating the central question
  • paragraph structure
  • using the tenses
  • formulating clearly
  • effective word order and word choice
  • English punctuation
If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate.


The intake procedure for this course comprises: intake interview, online test, written assignment

Course materials

Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students, € 55
The course material is not included in the course price. If you buy the books via UvA Talen, you will receive them from the teacher during the first lesson.
Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 09 Sep 2019 04 Oct 2019 13:30 - 16:00 50 725 Enrol NOW!
Tuesdays & Thursdays 01 Oct 2019 05 Dec 2019 19:00 - 21:30 50 725 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 07 Oct 2019 01 Nov 2019 13:30 - 16:00 50 725 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 04 Nov 2019 29 Nov 2019 13:30 - 16:00 50 725 Enrol NOW!