In this course, participants who may be working on scholarly papers, research proposals, theses, or dissertation projects will have the opportunity to strengthen their command of written English using published materials in their own disciplines. Participants will become familiar with various aspects of clarity which are essential for producing logical, reader-friendly, concise articles. As well as examining the various stages in the writing process, we will focus on the structure of abstracts, how to enrich one's academic lexical repertoire and how to identify common errors which frequently arise in academic texts.
Participants are strongly advised to take along excerpts of personally written articles for discussion and analysis. An abstract of max. 200 words (if available) should be sent to the course coordinator one week before the start of the seminar. It will be corrected and returned during the seminar.
· planning and organising a piece of academic text
· effective introductions and conclusions
· paragraph structure
· writing a topic sentence
· developing ideas and coherent arguments
· academic vocabulary and register
summarising and paraphrasing
Duration: 2-day course (from 10am to 5pm daily)
Max. No: 12