AEW was founded by John Hodgson in 2011 to continue and extend his earlier work on the problems of academic essay writing that are so frequently encountered by undergraduates. It is hoped that AEW will be of interest to a much broader audience, covering all teaching and academic writing.
The site offers a researched, tested and effective approach to writing academic essays, based on the Writing Workshop held at the University of West of England, Bristol, between 1999 and 2011. Personalised advice and learning materials are available to students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to school students grappling with their first attempts at formal writing. Advice and consultancy are also available to university and school teachers, education authorities and others wishing to improve the quality of student writing at all levels.