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Academic Writing

Moodle courses

Write Right

Warwick’s central, online Academic Writing resource for all students.

Intro to Academic Writing

An introduction to Academic Writing including structure, style and referencing.

Critical Writing

An introduction to the principles of Critical Writing as a method of formulating arguments, hypotheses and theories within an academic context.

Writing advice

Do you need help with your writing? Have a look at the different options we have available to help you develop your writing.


Academic Writing Days

Workshop days focussed on academic writing and dissertations for taught students
01 February, 22 February 2020

Introduction to Academic Writing – A Guide for Pre-Induction Students
A guide to the essential features of academic writing at pre-induction stage. Available via Moodle.


As undergraduates your main form of examination is via written assignments, mostly essays and exam scripts. It is, therefore, essential to develop a good level of academic writing ability so that the content of your piece is coherent, fluent and clear.



Masters academic writing is the first step into research writing. Your writing should be able to demonstrate not only your ability to analyse and critically engage with material and develop complex arguments, but also aspects of originality.



The standard of academic writing is most advanced at postgraduate research level. We offer thesis writing groups and "the academic writing series" (part of the RSSP programme) to share experiences and writing advice amongst students.


Essentials of Academic Writing specifically for dyslexic students

This is the first Warwick course developed, in collaboration with Welling Support Services, specifically for dyslexic students.

Writing for science

This comprises a range of courses specifically designed for Science and Engineering students. The programme will run throughout the Autumn term in several departments.

Open fora

The open fora are open talks / debates /discussions, based on a Q & A model inviting students to attend freely and ask any questions on the day’s topic.