Faculty of Arts


Academic English Writing

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for ACADENG 101.


This course guides the student through the process of writing academic expository and argument essays. It begins with planning using brainstorming including freewriting, mind mapping, listing and outlining. It then moves on to the structure of an essay developing an introduction with a strong thesis statement, paragraphs including topic sentences with logically developed supporting sentences and conclusions. Linking expressions and cohesive devices develop fluency. Learning how to use the library to find appropriate academic sources and then integrating and referencing them accurately in essays through summarising and quoting helps students avoid plagiarism. The features of argument academic essays are practised: argument, counterargument and refutation.

NB: Summer School enrolment is limited to 81 students, with admission on a first-come, first-enrolled basis. Semester 1 enrolment is limited to 108 students and Semester 2 enrolment is limited to 135 students, with selection criteria as follows: 1) all TAS students or students admitted with conditions including an academic English course; 2) first-come, first admitted.

Availability 2012

Summer School, repeated Semester 1 and 2


Coordinator(s)  Martin White


Coursework + exam


ACADENG 101: 15.0 points


ESOL 101. May not be taken if ESOL 201 or ACADENG 201 or ESOL 210 or ACADENG 210 has previously been passed. This course is available only to students who speak English as an additional language.

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