Programe - Reading & Writing

Reading & Writing

Number of hours: 132. The course consists of two semesters.


Reading skills

  1. Structure of a textbook
  2. Scanning
  3. Prediction
  4. Surveying a text
  5. Reading for important points
  6. Reading for the main idea
  7. Reading for detail
  8. Recognising a writer’s opinions, attitudes and purpose
  9. Following the development of an argument
  10. Making inferences and implied meaning
  11. Reading graphics
  12. Discourse study (text and chapter structure, linking words, signpost expressions, identifying text structure, marking text structure)


Writing skills

  1. Distinguishing between writing styles
  2. The grammar of academic writing
  3. The vocabulary of academic writing
  4. The language of classification
  5. The language of comparison and contrast
  6. The language of definition
  7. The language of generalization
  8. Writing about events in time
  9. Describing processes and products
  10. The language of argument
  11. The language of coherence and connection
  12. Structuring a research report or paper



Glendinning, Eric H. — Beverly Holmström. 2004. Study Reading: A Course in Reading Skills for Academic Purposes. Cambridge University Press.

Hamp-Lyons, Liz — Ben Heasley. 2006. Study Writing: A Course in Written English for Academic Purposes. Cambridge University Press.