Academic Writing Clinic

NETcollege has prepared an original program for the ACADEMIC WRITING course. Our teachers have many years of experience in preparing to write academic and formal texts

Improve your skills

Writing ability is a major factor in academic success. NETcollege offers you the opportunity to learn about the expectations of university level writing before you write your first paper.

Academic writing course is specially prepared to teach and develop formal writing skills which are required in many contexts throughout life. Academic writing does many of the things that personal writing does not: it has its own set of rules and practices. Academic writing deals with the underlying theories and follows a particular ‘tone’ and adheres to traditional conventions of punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
People who know English very well usually do write successfully in every day situations, in their personal life. Yet academic writing follows very strict rules how to organize paragraphs and texts. It is also necessary to be able to write texts analyzing abstract topics and ideas.

Our potential students are:

  • students who are required to write for academic purposes, who are writing BA or MA thesis,
  • students who are preparing for Polish Matura Exam in which writing an essay is an obligatory part,
  • high school leavers applying to universities where writing an essay is a part of the recruitment procedure,
  • university postgraduates who are beginning their scientific careers at universities and will publish in English.


Please contact us


1. Duration – 4 weeks,
2. Number of SKYPE classes – 16, 50 minutes each,
3. Suggested schedule – 2 meetings of two classes weekly – can be arranged differently,
4. Days and time – to be arranged,
5. Detailed description of the classes,

6. TOTAL PRICE for the course 1100 PZL. The price includes all materials plus marking the written homework

LevelNumber of classes / TimeContent
1 / 50 minutesINTRODUCTION types of academic texts.
Complex sentences - transformations of sentences.
Homework - complex sentences
2,3 / 100 minutesPARAGRAPH STRUCTURE - practising plus writing paragraphs.
Complex sentences - transformations using linking words.
Homework - paragraphs to be written
4,5 / 100 minutesTYPES OF ESSAYS - organization of ideas and paragraphs.
Homework - opinion essay
6,7 / 100 minutesCOMPLEX GRAMMAR to be used in academic writing.
Homework - for and against essay
8,9 / 100 minutesCOHESION AND COHERENCE - linking ideas.
Complex grammar exercises.
Homework - essay giving solutions to a problem
10,11 / 100 minutesDEVELOPING LEXICON plus SAYINGS AND PROVERBS to be used in academic writing.
Homework - essay based on a summary of two short texts
12,13 / 100 minutesAnalysing academic pieces of writing (report, proposal, essay) - revision and consolidation of rules to be used in academic writing.
Homework - writing one essay plus assessing three essays
14,15 / 100 minutesPREPARING A PLAN FOR A GOOD ESSAY, key ideas versus supporting ideas
16 / 50 minutesAcademic discussion versus academic writing.
ADVANCED WRITINGIndividually scheduled SKYPE classes
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