Faculty of Arts


English Writing for Academic Purposes



ENGWRIT 101 focuses on the process of essay writing, and looks at the kinds of text students are asked to produce in undergraduate assignments across different subjects and genres; e.g., explanation, analysis essay, argument, comparison, literature review, case study and report.

ENGWRIT 101 is a content course with a strong skills-based component built into the tutorials. The course fulfils the Academic English Language Requirement (AELR). The course is designed for students fluent in spoken and written English, so it does not focus on vocabulary and grammatical structures that students with English as an additional language often require. If this is your background, consider taking one of the credit-bearing Academic English Studies courses instead.

Course objectives and learning outcomes

Overall, the course helps you produce well-written and well-structured assignments which address the question being asked in an appropriate way. Learning outcomes include writing more easily and in a more organised way, composing good introductions, supporting paragraphs and conclusions, employing sources in an appropriate way, referencing correctly, using peer review, revising and editing techniques, writing a variety of text types and recognising differences in writing between subjects.


Coursework + exam

View the course syllabus

Availability 2021

Summer School, repeated Semester 1 and 2


Coordinator(s)  Neil Matheson


ENGWRIT 101 English Writing for Academic Purposes

Recommended Reading

One of the following texts is recommended:
Faigley & Carey. 2017. The Little Pearson Handbook. 4th ed. Pearson.
Kirszner & Mandell. 2016. Pocket Cengage Handbook. 8th ed. Cengage.
Read, S. H.& 2018. Academic Writing Skills for International Students. Red Globe Press.


Coursework + exam


ENGWRIT 101: 15.0 points



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