Engineering Language Unit

English Focus on Writing - Michaelmas

Provided by: ELU

Tue 22 Oct, Tue 29 Oct, ... Tue 26 Nov 2013  –  Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5


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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 Postdoc, MPhil by Research students from the Department of Engineering
  • Further details regarding Engineering Language Unit's eligibility criteria are available

Duration: Six sessions of two hours

Sessions:

Number of sessions: 6

Date Time Venue Trainer
Tue 22 Oct 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5 A.J. Tomura
Tue 29 Oct 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5 A.J. Tomura
Tue 5 Nov 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5 A.J. Tomura
Tue 12 Nov 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5 A.J. Tomura
Tue 19 Nov 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5 A.J. Tomura
Tue 26 Nov 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5 A.J. Tomura

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

Related courses:

Theme: English