UGRC 110 Academic Writing I


Students will be taken initially through fundamental issues in grammar and composition in
order to consolidate their language skills in these areas. Subsequently, reading and writing
skills relevant to university work will be introduced. These will include the structure of the
essay, unity, completeness and coherence in essay writing; summarizing as a skill basic to
exposition, writing from sources, referencing skills and avoiding plagiarism. The course will
be taught in small groups and class activities are characterised by group work, oral
presentations and extensive practical assignments.