Engineering Language Unit

English Focus on Writing 3 - Session 4 (Nonnative Postdoc, PhD and MPhil by Research Engineering ONLY)

Provided by: ELU

Wed 15 May 2013  –  Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B


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Description: Writing Stage - Developing Essay Patterns. Each of your chapters/sections of work focuses on different topics. How do you signify these differences in your work? In this session we look at the variety of ways you can organise your work, specifically, comparison/contrast; specific to general; general to specific; problem and solution; and listing. We will be looking at a mixture of texts for illustrative and evaluative purposes.

Target audience:

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

Duration: One session of two hours

Sessions:

Number of sessions: 1

Date Time Venue Trainer
Wed 15 May 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B Dr D.M.A. Chappell

Format: Class work and individual study

Frequency: Termly

Prerequisites:

  • Participants must be Non-native speakers

Aims:
To:

  • Assist students with aspects of structure, vocabulary and cohesion of texts
  • help develop the ability to edit own texts
  • develop an understanding of academic style and techniques for scientific writing

Topics covered:

  • Looking at a variety of ways you can organise your work, specifically, comparison/contrast; specific to general; general to specific; problem and solution; and listing.

Syllabus: Course syllabus for all 7 sessions is available

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