Faculty of Arts


English Writing for Academic Purposes

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


ENGWRIT101 is useful if you want to improve your existing writing skills. The course aims to help you write clear, well-developed, properly referenced essays, which directly address the topic in an appropriate way. It focuses on the basic principles of essay writing, provides practice in the various stages of writing and develops understanding of the different rhetorical styles required at university. Academic texts considered in this course include arguments, comparison and contrast, classifications, summaries, critiques, literature reviews and reports.

ENGWRIT101 can be taken as a first year course in a Writing Studies major or minor. 

NB: Summer School enrolment is limited to 50 students, with admission on a first-come, first-enrolled basis. Semester 1 and 2 enrolment is limited to 177 students per semester, 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)  Neil Matheson


Coursework + exam


ENGWRIT 101: 15.0 points

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