Engineering Language Unit

English Focus on Writing 2 (Nonnative Postdoc, PhD and MPhil by RESEARCH Engineering ONLY)

Provided by: ELU

Wed 23 Jan, Wed 30 Jan, ... Wed 6 Mar 2013  –  Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B


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Description: YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE TAKEN FOCUS ON WRITING 1 TO ATTEND THIS COURSE. This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their skills in writing dissertations, research papers and reports.

Target audience:

  • Non-Native PhD and PostDocs from the Department of Engineering
  • Further details regarding Engineering Language Unit's eligibility criteria are available

Duration: Seven sessions of two hours

Sessions:

Number of sessions: 7

Date Time Venue Trainer
Wed 23 Jan 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Wed 30 Jan 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Wed 6 Feb 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Wed 13 Feb 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Wed 20 Feb 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Wed 27 Feb 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Wed 6 Mar 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B

Format: Class work and individual study

Frequency: Yearly

Prerequisites:

  • Participants must be a Non-native speaker

Aims:
To improve in written texts:

  • Clarity
  • Cohesion
  • Comprehensibility

Topics covered:

  • Discourse structure and formats of a research paper
  • Language work to support your academic writing
  • Editing and summarising texts including the avoidance of redundant vocabulary and phrases
  • Appropriate punctuation
  • Appropriacy of style and register (levels of formality)
  • Referencing, graphs and figures

Syllabus: Course syllabus is available

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