Engineering Language Unit

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

Provided by: ELU

Wed 17 Oct, Wed 24 Oct, ... Wed 28 Nov 2012  –  Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room


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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

Duration: Seven sessions of two hours

Sessions:

Number of sessions: 7

Date Time Venue Trainer
Wed 17 Oct 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Wed 24 Oct 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Wed 31 Oct 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Wed 7 Nov 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Wed 14 Nov 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Wed 21 Nov 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Wed 28 Nov 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Dr D.M.A. Chappell

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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