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. In Spring 2020 the course was redesigned as an online course.
Scholarly Writing (non-credit):
The Scholarly Writing Course is available to UF Graduate Students, Post-Docs, or Visiting Scholars. This online-only class meets synchronously for 1.5 hours per week. An additional 1.5 hours of instruction will be provided asynchronously and with one-on-one feedback from the instructor. The Scholarly Writing course is offered as a non-credit class lasting six weeks. This class is not eligible for a tuition waiver. The cost of a six-week section is $350.
Spring 2021 Scholarly Writing
The Spring A Scholarly Writing class will begin January 26th and will end March 5th. This online-only class will meet synchronously from 5:10 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. on Tuesdays. An additional 1.5 hours of instruction will be provided asynchronously and with one-on-one feedback from the instructor. The last day to register for the class is January 21st. The last day to drop the class is February 5th.
The Spring B Scholarly Writing class will begin March 16th and will end April 23rd. This online-only class will meet synchronously from 5:10 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. on Tuesdays. An additional 1.5 hours of instruction will be provided asynchronously and with one-on-one feedback from the instructor. The last day to register for the class is March 9th. The last day to drop the class is March 26th.
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.
The Scholarly Writing course is offered as a non-credit class lasting six weeks. This class is not eligible for a tuition waiver. The cost of a six-week section is $350.
To register for the Scholarly Writing class, click here.
- To increase awareness of key features of academic writing
- To develop skills needed to produce organized, coherent, and concise written compositions
- To develop an awareness of academic honesty and how to avoid plagiarism
Student Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- identify different writing styles (formal, informal, book, newspaper, journal article)
- use a variety of cohesion techniques to create flow
- analyze texts to improve own writing
- increase understanding of academic style in academic writing
- gain practice with target grammar structures
Note that objectives may vary slightly based on student need. Please see a sample syllabus here (PDF).
To register for the Scholarly Writing class, click here.
For questions about registering for the Scholarly Writing Classes, please contact Megan Forbes.
For questions about Scholarly Writing class content, please contact Jennifer Ramos.
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).
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.”
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