Writing is a central activity at university. Writing in English at University: A Guide for Second Language Writers is a textbook designed to accompany the MOOC Writing in English at University. This book can also be used as a stand-alone handbook, with links to online resources, such as instructional videos on key aspects of academic writing, being provided throughout.
This textbook, just like the MOOC, targets university students currently involved in writing assignments or degree projects, as well as anyone wishing to learn more about academic writing in English. Although aimed to provide guidance and useful tips and tricks to all students and writers, it has been developed specifically with learners in mind who are writing essays and research papers in second-language environments and whose native language is not English.
Writing in English at University: A Guide for Second Language Writers covers central aspects of academic writing in English with a specific focus on:
• common terms and concepts that all writers need to be aware of
• ways of organising and structuring a text
• how to read and make use of sources and previous research
• practical advice on issues that especially second-language writers encounter when working on their texts
The MOOC Writing in English at University and this textbook were developed at the English Unit, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University.