University of Bath

Develop your academic writing

Find out what support is available and which most accurately meets your academic writing needs.

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Develop outstanding academic writing skills

You can join a long course, short course and writing workshops to help you learn the features of good academic writing and develop your writing skills at university.

You will have plenty of opportunity to practise writing and will receive feedback from your teacher and peers.

There are courses suited to undergraduate and postgraduate students who use English as a first or second language.

Long courses

These semester-long courses will help you to get a broad view of the academic writing skills you need to be successful at university.

On a long writing course you will learn about all the features of good academic writing including understanding what assignment tasks are asking you to do, how to write in a formal and academic way and how to link ideas and state your arguments clearly.

You will take a step-by-step approach to improving your writing and work with the same classmates and teacher each week.

There are opportunities for writing practice and individual guidance on developing the academic writing skills you need for your assignment.

There are long writing courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students who use English as a first or second language from all faculties and departments.

Short courses

These two short courses will help you with specific aspects of your writing.

Learning to include analysis and evaluation in your writing will help you to recognise criticality in written texts and show you how to develop and present your own ideas and arguments in your assignments.

This course is for undergraduate and postgraduate students who use English as a first or second language.

Learning to present information concisely, clearly and objectively in my scientific writing will help you to develop your scientific writing style and how to present information concisely, clearly and objectively. .

This course is for postgraduate students who use English as a first or second language from the faculties of Engineering & Design and Science.

One-off sessions

You can choose from one or more one-off academic writing sessions.

These one-off sessions will help you with a specific aspect of academic writing like citing and acknowledge sources appropriately and accurately, editing your own writing to make it clear and concise and how to restate and condense information included in your writing.

These sessions are open for undergraduate and postgraduate students who use English as a first or second language.

One-to-one sessions

You can get personalised writing support on a specific piece of writing you are working on.

Blog

You can find a wide range of useful self-access advice on the Academic and Study Skills blog.