For many students, writing a professional text that is easy to read has proven to be a struggle. The Academic Writing Skills course breaks down the writing process into different skills that students can use when they have to produce a text. Seven digital writing skills modules, called Diskits, contain instruction on micro writing skills, rules of thumb, and several short exercises together with expert examples.
The combination of both clearly explained skills and exercises to practice them has resulted in an effective training course. The micro writing skills that are dealt with are: structuring, referencing, paraphrasing, quoting, sentence structure, summarising, reviewing grammar & punctuation, and argumentation.
Academic Writing Skills contains an access code to the accompanying website. By using this code, students have access to the different exercises. The book may be used as a source of reference. Teachers can locate their students on the website and track their progress.
Henk van der Molen
Henk T. van der Molen (1954) is hoogleraar psychologie bij het Instituut voor Psychologie van de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam en bij de Faculteit Psychologie van de Open Universiteit Nederland. Z...