Engineering Language Unit

English: Writing Skills Two week intensive (PhD Engineering ONLY)

Provided by: ELU

Mon 14 Jul, Tue 15 Jul, ... Thu 24 Jul 2014  –  Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room , Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6


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Description: This is a two-week course which includes individual supervisions. It focuses on your own drafts of first year report, thesis, or research paper.

Week 1 comprises five 2-hour whole-class lessons, one each morning, and concentrates on writing abstracts, literature reviews, discussions and conclusions and on preparing poster presentations. It also includes one individual supervision of 30 minutes which will take place on one of the following afternoons: Thursday 17 July 2.30-4.30, or Friday 18 July 2.30-4.30.

In Week 2 there will be one 2-hour whole-class lesson on Thursday afternoon based on points arising from students’ work-in-progress, plus one individual supervision of an hour. The time of this will be arranged with the teacher at the start of the course and will be held at one of the following times: Monday, 21st July 2.30-4.30pm, Tuesday, 22nd July 11.30-1.30pm or 2.30-4.30pm, Wednesday, 23rd July 2.30-4.30pm.

  • Please send in drafts of your own work for feedback. These can be any part of your report, dissertation or paper - or any other piece of scientific writing that is important to you.
  • Please send in these drafts well in advance of the course start (at least a week!).

Target audience:

  • Non-native PhD Engineering students ONLY
  • Further details regarding Engineering Language Unit's eligibility criteria are available

Duration: Six sessions of two hours plus 1.5 hour in total of indvidual supervisions

Sessions:

Number of sessions: 6

Date Time Venue Trainer
Mon 14 Jul 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room H.R. East
Tue 15 Jul 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room H.R. East
Wed 16 Jul 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6 H.R. East
Thu 17 Jul 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room H.R. East
Fri 18 Jul 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room H.R. East
Thu 24 Jul 14:30 - 16:30 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds

Format: Six sessions of two hours

Frequency: Yearly

Prerequisites:

  • Participants should be a 1st year PhD student although students at a later stage in their Doctoral studies are also welcome

Aims: To assist first year PhD students working on draft dissertations or theses

Topics covered:

  • Planning Stage - Structure and Content - Language and Style
  • Literature review
  • Discussions and Conclusions
  • Preparing successful poster presentations
  • Writing abstracts

Syllabus: Course syllabus is available

Theme: English