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Academic Writing

Write successfully in any context.

Coming Fall 2020!


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


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."