Engineering Language Unit

English: Writing Skills (School of Technology)

Provided by: ELU

Mon 9 Jul, Tue 10 Jul, ... Thu 19 Jul 2012  –  Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room


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Description: This is a two week course focusing on your OWN DRAFTS for theses, dissertations, first-year projects or research papers. Please note that you will be required to attend 5 WHOLE CLASS two-hour sessions in Week 1 and one WHOLE CLASS two-hour session in week 2 (Thursday afternoon). In addition to this you will be required to attend TWO INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISIONS times to be arranged with the teacher (1 x 30 minutes in Week 1 plus 1 x 1 hour in Week 2).

WEEK 2 TIMETABLE - Individual supervisions will last for one hour per person between the following times (to be organised with Sheila Dodds smd48);

  • Monday 16 July 1400-1800
  • Tuesday 17 July 1400-1800
  • Wednesday 18 July 1400-1800
  • Friday 20 July 11.30-13.30

Target audience: 1st Year PhD students in the following areas:

  • Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering and biotechnology
  • Computer Laboratory
  • Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership
  • Judge Business School
  • Further details regarding Engineering Language Unit's eligibility criteria are available

Duration: Six sessions of two hours plus 1.5 hour in total of indvidual supervisions

Sessions:

Number of sessions: 6

Date Time Venue Trainer
Mon 9 Jul 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Tue 10 Jul 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Wed 11 Jul 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Thu 12 Jul 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Fri 13 Jul 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Thu 19 Jul 11:30 - 13:30 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds

Format: Six sessions of two hours

Frequency: Yearly

Prerequisites:

  • Participants should be a 1st year PhD student although students at a later stage in their Doctoral studies are also welcome

Aims: To assist first year PhD students working on draft dissertations or theses

Topics covered:

  • Planning Stage - Structure and Content - Language and Style
  • Literature review
  • Discussions and Conclusions
  • Preparing successful poster presentations
  • Writing abstracts

Syllabus: Course syllabus is available

Theme: English