This course is designed to give students theoretical understanding and practice in aspects of academic writing (e.g. aspects of linguistic accuracy, register, style). This course is mainly open to first-year students. Courses are strictly limited to 30 students per class. Students are advised to take English Grammar and Academic Writing in the same semester. The course will be divided into two half-courses of a maximum of 15 students each with each half-course having class every other week, in turns. You will be asked to regularly hand in assignments in writing. These assignments have to meet the deadlines set and, at the end of the semester, add up to your individual portfolio, on the basis of which your performance is assessed pass/fail.