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Academic Writing: Style

Academic Writing: Style

Course content

Academic Writing: StyleDo you want to join the academic writing community? This practical, short 2-session writing course helps you to improve your academic writing style. You will become aware of the differences between formal and informal style. You will learn how to avoid being overly wordy and write more to the point. Other style issues that will be addressed are: biased language, repetition and sentence structure. In class, you will put newly acquired knowledge into practice straightaway, for example, you will be pruning overly wordy texts together and actively turning informal texts into more formal ones. You can also work on your own texts, so please bring your own work to these sessions.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to enable you to develop a clearer, more academic writing style by looking at such aspects as formality, wordiness, repetition and sentence structure.


There will be 2 sessions of 2,5 hours.

Self-study load

2 hours

Course materials

loose leaf handouts


We’ll work with small group discussions, plenary discussions and mini lectures.

Course Fee

€ 100,00 (or one voucher)

To register for the course, click on one of the dates below.

11 May 2017, 09:00-11:30

- 2 sessions of 2.5 hrs.
- 11 May 2017 - 18 May 2017

Registration for this course is closed.


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