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English Academic Writing Skills

Duration: 7 weeks
Studyload: 6 x 1.5 online hours (one online lesson per week), 2 hours of independent study per week, 5 individual online feedback sessions (one per week), 1 15-minute individual conference to discuss draft essay
Audience: At a minimum , participants should be able to write well-structured study-related texts, although mistakes that do not affect understanding may still be made (CEFR level B2). The course is offered at two levels: B2 and C1.

PhD students, Ubbo Emmius scholars, postdocs, et cetera with a sufficient level can register for the Publishing in English course.

Course Description

This English academic writing course will focus on academic writing and, in particular, writing papers in English. Attention will be paid to writing conventions and processes, sentence and paragraph structure, and appropriate language use. By the end of this course, you should be able to be more flexible in creating a proper essay with the ability to recognize and work on proper structures.

During the course, you will apply writing principles to texts you produce yourself, and the instructor will provide feedback on these texts. You will also be expected to apply these writing principles to a 1500-word essay on a subject of your choice; the final version of this essay will be due at the end of the course.

The four requirements of this course for a participation certificate include a language learning writing assignment, a draft version of the 1500-word paper, the individual conference meeting, and the final version of the 1500-word paper.

Check your writing level

In order to establish your current writing level in English, we would like you to write a text of approximately 400 words explaining your research topic to a general audience. Upload your text of approximately 400 words here.

Schedule and registration

View the schedule here in our course catalogue:

Via the same link you can register online.

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Student Discount Full
€ 385 € 465 € 525

Attendance Certificate

At the end of the course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have participated in 75% of the lessons and feedback sessions and have completed the four requirements of the course.

Course Material

No course material to purchase, but materials can be accessed through Nestor, a blackboard learning environment.


You will be using online course material in Brightspace, the online learning environment of the University of Groningen.

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