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

Mon 14 Jul, Tue 15 Jul, ... Thu 24 Jul 2014

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

Number of sessions: 6

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 14 Jul 2014   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Helen. East
2 Tue 15 Jul 2014   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Helen. East
3 Wed 16 Jul 2014   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 6 map Helen. East
4 Thu 17 Jul 2014   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Helen. East
5 Fri 18 Jul 2014   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Helen. East
6 Thu 24 Jul 2014   14:30 - 16:30 14:30 - 16:30 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map Sheila Dodds
Topics covered
  • Planning Stage - Structure and Content - Language and Style
  • Literature review
  • Discussions and Conclusions
  • Preparing successful poster presentations
  • Writing abstracts
Aims

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

Format

Six sessions of two hours

Syllabus

Course syllabus is available

Duration

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

Frequency

Yearly


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