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Academic Writing

Write successfully in any context.

Coming Fall 2020!

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Master your writing skills and learn to communicate effectively in both academic and professional settings. 

This program will teach you the foundations of ​academic writing to give you the confidence and skills needed to correspond successfully in educational and business situations. These online courses are designed to teach you:

  • The fundamentals of grammar and style
  • Elements of writing
  • Academic writing process
  • Academic integrity

Program Features 

  • Take multiple courses to earn a Certificate of Completion or select individual courses based on your needs and goals
  • Convenient online platform
  • Open enrolment, no application required
  • Learn from expert instructors

Who Should Take This Program?

  • McMaster Continuing Education students 
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students
  • New Canadians starting a new career or academic program
  • Anyone looking to improve their writing skills and knowledge surrounding academic writing best practices

Program Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Critically read and interpret academic writing assignments
  • Employ different styles and writing formats applicable to academic assignments
  • Apply academic writing strategies to plan, research, outline, formulate a thesis, compose a draft, edit, and revise a cross-section of writing assignments
  • ​Understand and apply the principles of academic integrity
  • Demonstrate skill in foundational elements of grammar and style

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What People Are Saying

  • Sheena Jary, Program Instructor and Subject Matter Expert Sheena Jary, Program Instructor and Subject Matter Expert

    "This program is essential for any and all post-secondary students who recognize the value of high quality writing to their future success. The ability to articulate your thoughts in the correct format will lead to a more successful academic and professional career."