Engineering Language Unit

English: Writing Skills Two week intensive (PhD and MPhil by RESEARCH Engineering ONLY)

Provided by: ELU

Mon 8 Jul, Tue 9 Jul, ... Thu 18 Jul 2013  –  Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6 , Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room


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Description: This is a TWO-WEEK COURSE focusing on YOUR OWN DRAFTS of thesis, dissertation, first-year projects or research papers. WEEK 1 comprises five 2-hour whole class lessons and concentrates on writing abstracts; literature review; discussion and conclusions and preparing successful posters plus one individual supervision* of 30 minutes which will take place on one of the afternoons (Monday-Thursday)

In WEEK 2 there will be one 2-hour whole-class lesson (Thursday afternoon) based on points arising from students’ work-in-progress plus one individual supervision* of one hour. The time of this will be arranged with the teacher at the start of the course. • Please note that drafts need to have been received by the teacher well in advance in order for feedback to be given during the individual supervision slots.

WEEK 2 Content: 1 whole-class session of 2 hours (Thursday) plus one individual supervision of one hour. Time for individual slots to be arranged between Monday-Wednesday 2.00-6.00 and Friday 11.30-1.30 Individual Slots: Monday, 15th July 2.00-6.00p.m. Tuesday, 16th July 2.00-6.00p.m. Wednesday, 17th July 2.00-6.00p.m. Friday, 19thJuly 11.30-1.30p.m. Whole-Class Teaching: Thursday, 18th July 2.30-4.30p.m.

Target audience:

  • PhD and Post Graduate Engineering students
  • 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 8 Jul 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6 Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Tue 9 Jul 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6 Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Wed 10 Jul 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6 Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Thu 11 Jul 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Fri 12 Jul 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6 Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Thu 18 Jul 14:30 - 16:30 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