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There are a lot of videos on the YouTube channel. There are two types: EAP Shorts, and regular videos.

EAP Shorts

Each video in the EAP Shorts series covers an element of academic English very briefly (2-4 minutes), with a snappy tune and text to go with the video rather than voice-over. These are a great way to introduce or review a topic; useful for teachers as well as students. New videos will be released every two weeks.

5. What is the Writing Process?
To be released on
02 Mar, 2020
Duration: 3.12
Published: Not yet released

Understand the 10 stages of the writing process.

4. What is a report?
Duration: 2.34
Published: 15 Feb, 2020

Understand report writing, including differences between reports and essays.

3. What are symbols?
Duration: 3.43
Published: 03 Feb, 2020

See why symbols and abbreviations are important, and how to abbreviate words.

2. What is the AWL?
Duration: 2.07
Published: 20 Jan, 2020

Get an overview of the AWL (Academic Word List) with this video.

1. What is EAP?
Duration: 4.13
Published: 06 Jan, 2020

Find out more about what EAP is and how it is different from General English.

0. About EAPFoundation
Duration: 2.42
Published: 04 Jan, 2020

This gives an overview of the website, and how you can support it via Patreon.

Regular videos

The following are regular videos, which are more extended (usually around 10 minutes), with voice-over and detailed information on specific aspects of EAP.

Coherence & Cohesion
Duration: 15.25
Published: 12 Feb, 2020

Understand how to achieve good cohesion and coherence, and how to improve this area in the IELTS and TOEFL tests.

Academic style
Duration: 12.07
Published: 01 Jan, 2020

Study 10 rules for academic writing style with this video.

Duration: 14.08
Published: 14 Dec, 2019

This video defines hedging, gives different types of hedging, compares hedging with boosting, and looks at examples of hedging in an authentic academic text.

Compare & Contrast
Compare and contrast
Duration: 7.10
Published: 28 Oct, 2018

This is a video for the compare and contrast essays page, covering structure, transition words, and comparison and contrast criteria.

Website overview
Duration: 5.08
Published: 23 Sep, 2018

An introduction to for those unfamiliar with the site.

Note-taking styles
Note-taking style
Duration: 11.48
Published: 28 Oct, 2017

See how to take notes in different styles: linear, table, flowchart, tree diagram and spidergram. The tutorial demonstrates the features of each style, finishing with information on the Cornell Method.

AWL Highlighters
Duration: 7.15
Published: 27 Jun, 2016

Take a look at the three main AWL highlighters on the web:, Lextutor, and the Nottingham University AWL highlighter. See how they work, and understand the pros and cons of each.

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Sheldon Smith

Author: Sheldon Smith    ‖    Last modified: 15 February 2020.

Sheldon Smith is the founder and editor of He has been teaching English for Academic Purposes since 2004. Find out more about him in the about section and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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