This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.
Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.
Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.
Writing is a form of communication that allows you to put your feelings and ideas on paper, to organize your knowledge and beliefs into convincing arguments, and to convey meaning through well-constructed text. Academic writing specifically becomes more important since it is required of you in various academic subjects from your analysis papers in the languages, to your research reports in the sciences. In improving your academic writing skills, you prepare yourself to hurdle the writing demands of the various subjects, but also the future demands of the world of work.
This module was designed to help you master the features of academic writing. The scope of this module permits it to be used in many different learning situations. The language used recognizes the diverse vocabulary level of students. The lessons are arranged to follow the standard sequence of the course. However, the order in which you read them can be changed to correspond with the textbook you are now using.
The module contains only one lesson stated below:
- Lesson – Distinguish Features of Academic Writing
In this lesson, you’ll congregate communicative competence that is:
- Distinguish Features of Academic Writing
After going through this module, you are expected to:
1. define academic writing;
2. distinguish features of academic writing; and
3. show appreciation of the importance of academic writing through writing essays on topics of interest.