Academic Writing Made Easy (edX)

Academic Writing Made Easy is online course offered by Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich) via edX.

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Academic Writing Made Easy (edX)


This MOOC takes you through the basics of academic writing step by step. From structuring and organizing an academic text to avoiding common pitfalls that can negatively affect your credibility, this 6-week course offers a guide for those who want to improve their writing.

It looks at various components that will make your academic writing stand out for all the right reasons, including paragraphing, style, tone, paraphrasing and punctuation. Using samples of student writing it also gives you tips on what to avoid and explains why. Each week is comprised of video lessons, followed by exercises and peer-review tasks, taking you through various aspects of academic writing.

The course requires upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced English (C1).


The MOOC “Academic Writing Made Easy” covers the following topics to help you improve your writing:

Week 1

Rhetorical Preferences

Meeting the expectations of your target group

Week 2


Differentiating between types of scholarly texts

The Writing Process

Overcoming writer’s block

Week 3


Making your ideas flow logically

Week 4


Writing reader-friendly sentences

Week 5


Convincing your peers to accept and believe what you write

Week 6


Polishing your text

Putting it all together

Overcoming the last hurdles


Dr. Heidi Minning, Jeremiah Hendren, Dr. Stephen Starck, Dr. Aparna Bhar, Susan O’Byrne, Rose Jacobs, Ruth Shannon and Huma Abid

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8 Weeks

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