M3010 Academic Writing I
M3010 Academic Writing I

M3010 Academic Writing I

Introduce international students to a range of common academic writing formats. It covers the following themes:

  • I. types of academic writing tasks
  • II. the format and components of academic writing
  • III. language conventions in academic writing.

The aim of this unit is to develop students’ skills and knowledge in academic writing, along with gaining a strong understanding on how to effectively complete academic writing tasks to meet university degree programme expectations.

In section (i), practical examples will be given of various styles of academic writing tasks, including: writing notes, short and long essays, report, thesis, paper, and literature review.

In section (ii), the unit will introduce academic expectations of writing an abstract, doing a case study, discussing results, citations and referencing,

In section (iii), language conventions will be explained, including how to use appropriate academic vocabulary, grammar and punctuation, numbers, passive and active voice, and how to develop your own effective academic writing style.

General Course Infromation

Course Details

Course Code M3010
Course Academic Writing I
Term Semester 4
Level 4
Lessons 2
Available for All students

Course Staff

Course Instructor: Jasper de Jonge

Course Timetable

Students will be noticed when the course is open.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand different ways to report someone else’s words or ideas
  2. Learn the correct patterns for doing so
  3. Practice the forms

Learning Resouces

This course may include additional learning materials from the instructor. You may find them attached alongside your lesson videos.


Policy on course assessment is based on the following four principles:

  1. Assessment must encourage learning activities and improve learning methods.
  2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
  3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable.
  4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

Assessment Summary

# Task Credit
1 Lesson Video 25
2 Assignments 50
4 Quiz 25

Assessment Detail

Assessment 1: Attendance

Credit: 25

Assessment on attendance is determined by the total viewing duration in a lesson. For example, to get 25 credits, a 40-minute long lesson video requires a minimum viewing duration of 160 minutes.

Assessment 2: Assignments

Credit: 50

Task: You need to complete a total of 10 questions which come in various forms, including but not limited to cloze, multiple choice, or TRUE/FALSE questions. You will have 3 opportunities to answer each question before your final submission.

Assessment 3: Quiz

Credit: 25

Task: You need to complete a total of 20 questions that are either standalone or under reading material(s). You will not have additional opportunities before your final submission.


  • Failure to submit: Failure to fufill course attendance requirements, or unable to submit an assignment or quiz on time may incur a fail grade.
  • Resubmission: of an assignment or a quiz after reworking it to obtain a better mark will not normally be accepted. Approval for resubmission will only be granted on medical or compassionate grounds.
  • Appealing a mark or grade: If you are dissatisfied with your mark or grade, you may request for a review from your program coordinator. There must be academic or procedural reasons for your request, so you can’t simply request a re-mark because you are disappointed with your result.

Course Grading

Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

Grade Mark Description
HD 90-100 High Distinction
D 75-89 Distinction
M 61-74 Merit
P 45-60 Pass
F 0-44 Fail
FNS Fail No Submission