Engineering Language Unit

English Writing Surgery - 4 WEEK COURSE ( Nonnative Postdoc, PhD and MPhil by Research Engineering ONLY)

Provided by: ELU

Tue 28 May, Tue 4 Jun, ... Tue 18 Jun 2013  –  Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room


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Description: This course is intended for non-native speaker graduate students of Engineering who wish to improve their skills in writing dissertations, research papers and reports.

  • The first hour of each session is teacher input and any areas arising from students’ needs
  • The second hour of each session will be individual supervisions of work sent in to the teacher and there will be a sign-up sheet each week
  • Please note that any text for marking and discussion needs to have been marked by the teacher prior to individual supervisions. This is to enable the effective use of students’ time allocation

Target audience:

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

Duration: Four sessions of two hours

Sessions:

Number of sessions: 4

Date Time Venue Trainer
Tue 28 May 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds
Tue 4 Jun 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds
Tue 11 Jun 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds
Tue 18 Jun 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds

Format: Class work and individual study

Frequency: Yearly

Prerequisites:

  • Participants must be Non-native speakers

Aims: To assist students working on their first year reports or dissertations, or those who are currently writing up research projects.

Topics covered:

  • Aspects of structure including cohesion and coherence
  • Functional appropriateness of tenses
  • Redundancy in text and work on avoiding it.
  • Grammar e.g. article use; subject/verb agreement

Syllabus: Course syllabus available

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