ES5001A - Intermediate Level Writing


ES5001A aims to raise the proficiency level of the students' English in terms of their writing and oral presentation skills, so that they have confidence in using English for academic purposes. Students will be involved in writing short paragraphs, a short research report, and a summary analysis. Also, they will be taught principles of good writing and effective use of the dictionary. To prepare them for speaking at seminars and conferences, they will be trained to give oral presentations. This module is primarily for foreign graduate students of NUS who graduated from non-English medium universities who are not exempted based on their Diagnostic English Test results.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate a better understanding of writing for academic purposes at the postgraduate level and will be able to:

  • Employ formal academic language in their writing with appropriate structures, form, style, and usage;
  • Apply various academic writing skills in their writing with a specified citation style, such as quoting, paraphrasing, summarising, and synthesising; and
  • Formulate and defend arguments in their writing by analysing, evaluating, and synthesising source information effectively.


  • Continuous Assessment 100%








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