Students with scores 5.0 and 5.5 on the AIT academic writing placement test (AWPT) or its equivalent are required to attend mandatory English writing courses and complete EL19 with a passing grade or obtain the AWPT score of 6 or higher in order to register for thesis, dissertation, research study or project. The mandatory English writing courses start on 27 August 2018. Check your score to see which course to attend. 

EL15: English Composition

This course is designed to help you improve your sentence structures and academic text structures. You will be introduced to various academic language patterns and vocabulary which will be useful for your study at AIT. In this course, you will learn to analyze paragraphs, skim articles for main ideas and scan them for specific information in order to help you build well-written paragraphs. You will develop your academic writing and editing skills to improve your own writing.You will also learn about referencing and citations as well as to adopt strategies to avoid plagiarism.

Students are required to attend two 1.5 hour sessions per week (total of 3 hours). 

Session A

  • Monday 8:30-10:00
  • Monday 10:00-11:30
  • Monday 13:00-14:30
  • Monday 14:45-16:15
  • Tuesday 10:00-11:30

Session B

  • Wednesday 8:30-10:00
  • Wednesday 10:00-11:30
  • Wednesday 13:00-14:30
  • Wednesday 14:45-16:15
  • Thursday 10:00-11:30

 


EL19: Academic and Technical Writing Courses 

In this course, you will further improve your writing from feedback provided by your instructor. You will learn to analyze your own writing and to identify and correct errors. You will work to improve the quality of your arguments so that you can produce well-organized academic texts that are clear from start to finish. You will also learn about referencing and citations as well as to adopt strategies to avoid plagiarism. The course helps you practice the writing skills necessary for proposal and thesis writing.