Organise your essay. Before, During, After.

The video shows our suggestions on what to do Before, During & After writing your essay.

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Quiz: Before, During or After?

Can you decide which of the statementsin the following quiz belong to the During, Before or After phase of writing an academic text?

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Structuring an expository text

Expository texts explain a topic in a clear, detailed and logical manner.

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Argumentative and expository texts

Differences in structure between argumentative and expository texts.

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Quiz: Text type structure

Matching each structure to the text type that typically corresponds to it.

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Academic text types and genres

Here we will look at academic text types and genres in more detail so that you can then produce your own written texts.

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READING ACADEMIC TEXTS: A quick revision

Let’s see if you remeber important information covered in Week 3!;

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Stylistic features of academic texts – Science & Technology

On the whole, scientific and technological texts are formal and objective. However, they tend to display a lower level of syntactical complexity than Arts & Humanities texts.

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Quiz: Arts & Humanities vs Science & Technology

Which of the features presented in this quiz would you normally ascribe to Arts & Humanities texts, Science & Technology texts or both?

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Stylistic features of academic texts – Arts & Humanities

The objective of academic writing is to inform readers, in an accurate and objective manner.

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Quiz: Meaning of suffixes

In the following quiz, You will see a number of very common suffixes. Can you insert them in the corresponding slots?

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Quiz: Dealing with unknown words

Before you dash to the dictionary, you should try and infer the meaning of the word from the context, from your knowledge of similar words or from the way the word is constructed. In particular, you may recognise parts of the word that you already know the meaning of, and from them infer the meaning of the new term.

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