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Tue 28 May, Tue 4 Jun, ... Tue 18 Jun 2013
11:15 - 13:15

Venue: Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room

Provided by: Engineering Language Unit


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

Tue 28 May, Tue 4 Jun, ... Tue 18 Jun 2013

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
Prerequisites
  • Participants must be Non-native speakers
Sessions

Number of sessions: 4

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 28 May 2013 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Sheila Dodds
2 Tue 4 Jun 2013 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Sheila Dodds
3 Tue 11 Jun 2013 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Sheila Dodds
4 Tue 18 Jun 2013 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Sheila Dodds
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
Aims

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

Format

Class work and individual study

Syllabus

Course syllabus available

Duration

Four sessions of two hours

Frequency

Yearly

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