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Wed 17 Oct, Wed 24 Oct, ... Wed 28 Nov 2012
11:00 - 13:00

Venue: Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room

Provided by: Engineering Language Unit


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English Focus on Writing 1 (Nonnative PhD Engineering Students and Postdocs ONLY)

Wed 17 Oct, Wed 24 Oct, ... Wed 28 Nov 2012

Description

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
Prerequisites
  • Participants must be a Non-native speaker
Sessions

Number of sessions: 7

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 17 Oct 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
2 Wed 24 Oct 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
3 Wed 31 Oct 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
4 Wed 7 Nov 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
5 Wed 14 Nov 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
6 Wed 21 Nov 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
7 Wed 28 Nov 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
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
Aims


To improve in written texts:

  • Clarity
  • Cohesion
  • Comprehensibility
Format

Class work and individual study

Syllabus

Course syllabus is available

Duration

Seven sessions of two hours

Frequency

Yearly

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