Advanced Academic Writing

The Office of University Curriculum/GEC offers Advanced Academic Writing 3002 to students whose native language is not English.  Building on principals of grammar and style covered in ESL 3001 (Advanced Grammar for Writers), ESL 3002 helps students further improve the writing skills needed for their particular academic careers.

Modes of writing including definition, problem/process/solution, data commentary, summary, critique, and documented research are explored in class using academic texts as models.  Writing is practiced through short, out-of-class assignments and a final research project related to each student's professional field of specialization.  Texts for the course include Academic Writing for Graduate Students, Find the Errors II:  Proofreading Activities, and A Writer's Reference.

The class is open to undergraduate and graduate students of SMU.  It is free of charge, non-credit bearing, and will appear on your transcript as Pass or Fail.  Enrollment is limited and ESL departmental approval is required.  See the most recent semester's course syllabus.

Exact days and times for the upcoming semester's course are listed on the online Application Form.  If you do not receive an e-mail response with more details regarding registration procedure within one week, please re-send the form.

ESL 3002, Spring 2013