ENG2010 - English for Academic Purposes

Year of Study:1
Credit Units: 3
Duration: 45hours
Module Description
This module is designed to introduce students to English for academic purposes with a focus on academic writing, reading, and doing oral presentation at the undergraduate level. Module topics and discussions will involve: how to read actively and purposefully; how to extract and analyze information from various types of sources to produce research/literature-supported academic essays; how to incorporate one’s own ideas into research/literature-supported essays; how to develop well-reasoned arguments; how to use appropriate English grammar and usage in academic writing; identifying appropriate formats and styles for academic writing; and citing sources in a bibliography.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. demonstrate an ability, using English, to produce written and spoken descriptions, explanations and arguments at an appropriate academic level;
2. demonstrate an ability to paraphrase, summarize and quote from appropriate sources in academic writing;
3. produce scholarly essays with an appropriate level of secondary research;
4. create in-text citations and a reference list, following guidelines on conventional formatting;
5. use e-learning platforms, such as the Moodle-based eCampus system, to participate in on-line guided class discussions, together with internet-based electronic tools, such as Purdue OWL, for academic research.