Engineering Language Unit

English Focus on Writing 3 - Session 6 (Nonnative Postdoc, PhD and MPhil by Research Engineering ONLY)

Provided by: ELU

Wed 29 May 2013  –  Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3B


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Description: Post-Writing Stage-Editing your work for Style. This is a very important stage in your writing and is often given less time than the Writing Stage. Here we examine ways to edit your work for style including redundant language (i.e. unnecessary words or sentences), appropriate vocabulary, lengthy sentences, etc. This is a good opportunity for you to practice the skills of editing by drawing on published examples of text. You are also welcome to bring along your own work for peer-editing.

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 29 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:

  • to examine ways to edit your work for style including redundant language (i.e. unnecessary words or sentences), appropriate vocabulary, lengthy sentences, etc..

Syllabus: Course syllabus for all 7 sessions is available

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