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ASC: Supports for Faculty and Staff - Hybrid LEARNing Modules

About the Fundamentals of Academic Writing Module

Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Content Contact: Rebecca Hiebert, Nicholas Schroeder  

 

The Fundamentals of Academic Writing module presents skills that students need in order to succeed with academic writing. Each section outlines specific strategies to write in a clear, logical, and organized manner.

Students will learn about sentence and paragraph structure and then cover the topics of clarity and coherence to best understand the importance of organizing and linking ideas. Finally, students will learn how to use the writing process to brainstorm, write, revise and edit their work.

 

Module

Learning Outcomes

Course Content

Fundamentals of Academic Writing

  • By the end of this module you will be able to:
  • Understand different sentence types and how to construct them while avoiding common sentence errors.
  • Use correct paragraph structure while writing summary, paraphrase, reflection, analysis, and compare and contrast paragraphs.
  • Understand how to use concise words and phrases to clearly communicate in academic writing.
  • Understand the importance and method of organizing and linking ideas in order to write coherently.
  • Learn how to use the writing process to organize ideas, write in a logical order, edit, and revise academic writing.
  • Sentence Structure 
  • Paragraph Structure 
  • Clarity in Writing 
  • Coherence in Writing 
  • The Writing Process 

Resources: Each section of the Fundamentals of Academic Writing module presents content through specifically designed instructional videos, as well as LinkedIn Learning, Ted Talk, and YouTube videos. After watching instructional videos, students will complete activities that target the strategies presented in each section. Students complete receptive activities to develop their knowledge and then productive activities to producing the skill on their own.