Special Notice


In view of the stabilizing COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (CUSCS) makes the following announcement: 

  1. Part-time Continuing Education Programmes - Face-to-face class delivery will be resumed by phases from 11 May 2020 with the aim to resume all classes by the end of May.  Students will be contacted individually for details. For protection of health of students and staff, users of Learning Centres are required to observe sanitary measures when entering the Centres: wear a face mask, perform temperature screening, use hand sanitizer, and submit a Health Declaration Form.
  2. Higher Diploma & Diploma in Foundation Studies Programmes - All classes will continue to be conducted online until Semester 2 ends on 26 May 2020.

  3. Learning Centres - All services and opening hours of CUSCS Learning Centres will resume to normal from 11 May 2020.  Please check here for details.

(Updated on 8 May, 2020)

Main content start

English Reading & Writing

Better English Writing Skills (Internet Mode)
實用英文寫作技巧 (網上模式)

Course No. : 202-850311-12|Start Date : 22/06/2020


MR. WONG Fook Sun

Language Used


Total Hours

16.00 week(s)





Start Date

June 22, 2020

Tuition Fee

HK$ 930.00


General Short Courses

Course Enquiries

2209 02262603 6565[JavaScript encoded]

Enrolment Enquiries

2209 0290

Closing Date for Application

June 15, 2020

Mode of delivery:Distance Learning

Students will learn in distance learning mode through course materials.

Course materials include:'Course Guide', 'Course Notes', 'Course Assignments' and 'Study Schedule'.


This is an introductory course helping the participants to develop basic skills in writing accurate and effective English. The course is divided into three parts:writing essentials, essay types and particular forms of writing. Numerous examples are provided. Drills and ample exercises are included. Students are encouraged to actually write paragraphs and essays throughout the entire course so that a habit of writing good English is to be formed. This course also serves as a stepping stone for anyone who wishes to acquire the ability to write advanced English.

Course Outline

Part 1 - Writing essentials
1. Building Blocks of Good Writing
2. Simple Sentences
3. Compound and Complex Sentences
4. The Paragraph and the Essay
5. Ideas
Part 2 - Essay types
6. Narrative Essay
7. Descriptive Essay
8. Expository Essay
9. Argumentative Essay
Part 3 - Particular forms of writing
10. Letters
11. Summary Writing
12. Report Writing

Course Duration

Around 16 weeks