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Phone: (352) 392-2070
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Academic Written English

Scholarly Writing Classes Summer A, 2017

The Summer A Scholarly Writing class will begin May 9, 2017 and will end June 15, 2017. The class will meet 5:10pm-6:25pm T, R in Turlington Hall room 2349. The last day to request enrollment or drop the class and receive a refund will be Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Scholarly Writing (formerly EAP 5845 and EAP 5846) is designed to help international graduate students improve their academic writing skills. The course offers the opportunity to develop the ability to write an academic paper as well as to improve sentence level vocabulary, grammar, and use of cohesive devices and other features of good quality academic literacy. Individual help with writing assignments students are currently working on, including theses, dissertations, journal articles, and curricula vitae, is also available.

The Scholarly Writing course is offered as a non-credit class lasting six weeks. This class is not eligible for a tuition waiver and is not offered as a distance education class. The cost of a six-week section is $350.

To register for the Scholarly Writing class, please visit:

For questions about the Scholarly Writing Classes, please contact Megan Forbes at

Please note that many UF policies and procedures regarding Academic Written English have been changed!


The Scholarly Writing Course replaces the credit-bearing courses EAP5845 and EAP5846. The Scholarly Writing Course is offered as non-credit class lasting six weeks. These classes are not eligible for tuition waivers and are not available as distance courses. The cost of each six-week section is $350. Registration for these classes is not available through

To register for the Scholarly Writing class, please visit:


Note that UF policy has recently changed regarding the use of tuition waivers for EAP courses. Tuition waivers may no longer be used for Academic Writing courses (formerly EAP 5845 and EAP 5846).

About the AWE Program

Academic Written English, which began in August 1983, was instituted to meet the academic writing needs of regularly enrolled graduate students who need help with writing in English. In Summer 2008 university-wide budget cuts and policy changes led to significant restructuring of the program and its offerings. Academic Written English (EAP 5845) and Research Writing (EAP 5846) are now being offered as a non-credit course through the English Language Institute. This course, Scholarly Writing, meets for two six-week sessions.

Scholarly Writing

  • These classes are small, 11-12 students per section.
  • Students are required to have one-on-one writing conferences with the instructor.
  • The course is non-credit which means that the grade does not affect the student's GPA.

    Course Description

    This course is designed for international graduate students who wish to improve their written academic English skills. It teaches students to identify different writing styles through text analysis. The course seeks to develop students' ability to write concisely with natural cohesion/flow. It also addresses common grammatical issues such as tense, article, and preposition usage. These aims are achieved through direct instruction, group work, practices, and individual writing times.

    Course Goals

  • To enable students to write more effectively
  • To increase awareness of key features in academic written English
  • To develop skills to improve students' own writing
  • Student Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • identify different writing styles (formal, informal, book, newspaper, journal article)
  • write more concisely
  • use a variety of cohesive techniques to create flow
  • analyze texts to improve own writing
  • use articles (a, an, the) more accurately
  • use prepositions more accurately
  • use tenses more appropriately
  • *Objectives may vary slightly based on student need.

    Change to Policy Related to International Students' Writing Skills (Spring 2009):

    Effective immediately, the new policy requires individual academic units to determine acceptable writing skills, using a holistic evaluation. They will be responsible for creating a plan for student success in academic writing, which may include a requirement to take a course in Academic Written English. This plan must be included in the student's acceptance letter as a condition of admission. Students must still meet the UF required minimums on the admission tests or else be admitted conditionally.*

    New Graduate Council Policy effective immediately (Spring 2009):

    "Graduate students must have sufficient writing skills to be successful in graduate education. In addition to checking that applicants meet the minimum IELTS, MELAB, TOEFL and/or verbal GRE scores required for graduate admission*, admission committees must assess their applicants' writing skills and make reasonable admission decisions based on a holistic evaluation of the applicants' credentials. In cases where applicants are admitted but lack sufficient writing skills to maximize their education, the graduate coordinator must ensure that sufficient opportunities are available for the student to succeed. These opportunities include tailor-made instruction in the academic unit or courses and workshops offered at UF or elsewhere.

    Graduate coordinators should review their students' writing indices (test scores such as the analytic writing portion of the GRE, letter of intent, writing samples, etc.) and, when appropriate, inform them of the need to improve their writing skills. Writing skills courses and screening tests are available through the Academic Written English Program in the English Language Institute."

    *Graduate Council policy requires that international students meet a minimum score of 320 on the verbal portion of the GRE, and a minimum score on one of the following English language skills tests: 6 on IELTS, 77 on MELAB, 213 on Computer TOEFL, 80 on internet TOEFL, or 550 on paper TOEFL.

    Contact Information

    Academic Written English is now being administered by the University of Florida English Language Institute.

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Forbes, Director
    English Language Institute
    University of Florida
    223 Matherly Hall
    PO Box 117051
    Phone: 352-392-3354
    Fax: 352-392-3744

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