Improve Writing

By: ELTC | Micro Course | Tier III: Proficient

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  • Duration: 10 hours

  • LMS: Schoology

  • Access Code: (The course has been closed)

  • Instructor email:

Course Description

Academic writing can be very different from other types of written English. By introducing three types of academic essays, this course aims to support you in learning the basics of academic writing and develop your English language writing skills. In this course, you will be learning about the stages in academic essay writing and produce three different types of academic essays. It offers a range of activities that provide opportunities for you to explore how to organise an essay, write in an academic style, use tools to evaluate your own writing and participate in online discussions.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Write effective introductions and conclusions.

  2. Create effective topic sentences and thesis statements.

  3. Transfer information from non-linear sources to a linear text.

  4. Plan and write compare/contrast, cause/effect persuasive/argument essays.

  5. Write a clear and concise email.


This course will be delivered using Schoology. In order to access Schoology, you must first have a Schoology account. If you already have a Schoology account, you can log in to your account via this link and enter the access code as stated above. However, if you do not have an account, please create one via this link and enter the access code. Please ensure you register using your full name. For any queries, please contact the course instructor at this email address:


  • Tier III Gold Badge: TPACK - Content

  • 1000 Points

  • An e-certificate

Note: Upon course completion, your achievements will be recorded in your IMPROVE Educator profile at the end of every month. The due date for course completion is on the 15th day of each month. If you complete the course after this date, your achievements will be recorded at the end of the following month.