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Scholarly Writing (non-credit):

Spring 2020 Scholarly Writing

The Spring A Scholarly Writing class will begin January 21st and will end February 27th. The class will meet 5:10p.m. to 6:25p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in 214 Matherly Hall. The last day to register for the class is  January 14th. The last day to drop the class is January 24th.

A Spring B section of the class (if enrollment allows) will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays March 9th through April 15th.

A Summer B section of the class will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays June 30th through August 6th.

Scholarly Writing (formerly EAP 5845 and EAP 5846) is designed for  international graduate students and visiting scholars who wish to improve their written academic English skills. The course teaches students to gain practice producing and analyzing common academic writing genres. The course seeks to develop students’ ability to write concisely with natural cohesion and flow. It also addresses common grammatical issues. These aims are achieved through direct instruction, group work, practices, and individual writing times.

Scholarly Writing course is offered as a non-credit class lasting six weeks. This class is not eligible for a tuition waiver and is not offered as a distance education class. The cost of a six-week section is $350.

To register for the Scholarly Writing class, click here.

Course Goals

  • To enable students to write more effectively
  • To increase awareness of key features in academic written English
  • To develop skills to improve students’ own writing

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • identify different writing styles (formal, informal, book, newspaper, journal article)
  • write more concisely
  • use a variety of cohesive techniques to create flow
  • analyze texts to improve own writing
  • use articles (a, an, the) more accurately
  • use prepositions more accurately
  • use tenses more appropriately

Note that objectives may vary slightly based on student need.

To register for the Scholarly Writing class, click here.

For questions about the Scholarly Writing Classes, please contact Megan Forbes.

Tuition

Note that UF policy has recently changed regarding the use of tuition waivers for EAP courses.
Tuition waivers may no longer be used for Academic Writing courses (formerly EAP 5845 and EAP 5846).

About the AWE Program

Academic Written English, which began in August 1983, was instituted to meet the academic writing needs of regularly enrolled graduate students who need help with writing in English. In Summer 2008 university-wide budget cuts and policy changes led to significant restructuring of the program and its offerings. Academic Written English (EAP 5845) and Research Writing (EAP 5846) are now being offered as a non-credit course through the English Language Institute. This course, Scholarly Writing, meets for two six-week sessions.

Change to Policy Related to International Students’ Writing Skills (Spring 2009):

Effective immediately, the new policy requires individual academic units to determine acceptable writing skills, using a holistic evaluation. They will be responsible for creating a plan for student success in academic writing, which may include a requirement to take a course in Academic Written English. This plan must be included in the student’s acceptance letter as a condition of admission. Students must still meet the UF required minimums on the admission tests or else be admitted conditionally (Note that Graduate Council policy requires that international students meet a minimum score of 320 on the verbal portion of the GRE, and a minimum score on one of the following English language skills tests: 6 on IELTS, 77 on MELAB, 213 on Computer TOEFL, 80 on internet TOEFL, or 550 on paper TOEFL).

New Graduate Council Policy effective immediately (Spring 2009):

“Graduate students must have sufficient writing skills to be successful in graduate education. In addition to checking that applicants meet the minimum IELTS, MELAB, TOEFL and/or verbal GRE scores required for graduate admission*, admission committees must assess their applicants’ writing skills and make reasonable admission decisions based on a holistic evaluation of the applicants’ credentials. In cases where applicants are admitted but lack sufficient writing skills to maximize their education, the graduate coordinator must ensure that sufficient opportunities are available for the student to succeed. These opportunities include tailor-made instruction in the academic unit or courses and workshops offered at UF or elsewhere.

Graduate coordinators should review their students’ writing indices (test scores such as the analytic writing portion of the GRE, letter of intent, writing samples, etc.) and, when appropriate, inform them of the need to improve their writing skills. Writing skills courses and screening tests are available through the Academic Written English Program in the English Language Institute.”

Contact Information

Academic Written English is now being administered by the University of Florida English Language Institute.

For more information please contact:
Megan Forbes, Director
English Language Institute
University of Florida
223 Matherly Hall
PO Box 117051
Phone: 352-392-3354
Fax: 352-392-3744
Website for English Language Institute
Email Megan Forbes, Director at English Language Institute