Better Academic Writing

General information

Most university courses will require students to write essays and/or a thesis. This course equips participants with knowledge and skills on "how" to write a successful essay or dissertation. Upon successful completion of the course participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion showing all modules covered.

 Who is this course for

The course is designed for undegraduate and postgraduate students. Other tertiary students  required to write an essay as part of their qualification will also find this course very useful. 

Entry requirements

No entry requirements.

Course structure

The  course is delivered in four modules as follows:

Module 1: Writing sentences, paragraphs and sections

Module 2: Structuring your essay/ thesis

Module 3: Use of active voice in writing

Module 4: Connecting ideas and improving cohesion 

Module 5: Using punctuation marks

Module 6: Citation and referencing your essay /thesis 

Module 7: Editing and proof reading your essay/ thesis

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

♦ write an essay or a thesis that has clear sentences, paragraphs and sections

♦ write an essay or a thesis that is well structured

♦ use active voice in writing your essay or thesis

♦ chose appropriate words to connect ideas and improve cohesion

♦ use punctuation marks correctly

♦ cite and reference your essay or thesis correctly

♦ Edit and proof read your essay or thesis

Course delivery methods

1. Online Learning. For more details click here

2. Correspondence Learning. For more details click here

Workload requirements

The minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this course is approximately 14 hours (2 full days).  The workload comprises a mixture of scheduled learning, short assignments (activities) and independent study of additional reading resources  provided as part of the course. Participants are encouraged to submit each activity as soon as it is completed. This ensures they receive timely feedback on the activity before proceeding to the next module.


♦ Online or Correspondence Learning: Up to 4 weeks

Course fee

AUD 250 per person


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