Academic English (EAS1040)
Academic English introduces you to the techniques needed to produce excellent textual analyses at a university level. Using model essays and articles, seminar discussions, your own essay writing, and guided readings, you will learn how to close read literary texts and how to write well structured, clearly argued persuasive analytical essays. You will perform meta-criticism of successful and unsuccessful criticism, form your own ideas of what successful literary analysis consists of, and produce a portfolio of writing that culminates in an effective persuasive analysis of a text.
This module will run in term 1 for Single Honours students, i.e. those who are taking English only, and in term 2 for Combined Honours students, i.e. those who are taking English alongside another discipline.