Micro-Credential Credit Bearing

Micro-Credential in
Academic Writing


Course Category:

Academic Development Skill, English Language Skills

Mode of Delivery: 

Conventional / ODL

Language of Instruction:


Level of the Course:

Year 1


Not Applicable

Credit Value:

3 credits


14 Academic Weeks

Total Learning Hours:

120 hours


Learners will cope with a variety of writing tasks, including reports, and short essays. Most written texts at will be between 300-500 words for persuasive essays and 150-250 words for written summaries.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Write three to five-paragraph themes, which may include opinion papers, cause/effect papers, and comparison and contrast essays.
  2. Demonstrate an expanding but appropriate vocabulary in specific writing tasks.
  3. Demonstrate ability to summarize and paraphrase material from a longer text.
  4. Demonstrate ability to source for and use information published on the internet and in conventional print sources, and understand how to acknowledge the usage of such information using the APA Style format.

Assessment Methods 
and Types:

Homework 20%, Quiz 20%, Assignment 30% & Final Exam 30%

Content Outline:

  1. Understanding the writing process & writing sentences about a single topic
  2. Planning your writing & writing sentences about goals
  3. Expressing speculation & writing descriptive sentences
  4. Using details to clarify ideas & writing sentences to make suggestions
  5. Using synonyms to avoid repetition. Writing sentences to express an opinion.
  6. Writing sentences to give reasons
  7. Writing sentences to explain preferences
  8. Writing topic sentences and comparative paragraphs
  9. Describing graphs and diagram
  10. Note-taking Skills
  11. Introduction to Research
  12. Thesis Statements
  13. Persuasive Essay Writing: Thesis-led & Evidence-led
  14. APA Citation and Referencing
  15. Summarizing and Paraphrasing

Additional Requirement:


Entry Requirement:

Minimum Age: 18 years old

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