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Tue 22 Oct, Tue 29 Oct, ... Tue 26 Nov 2013
14:00 - 16:00

Venue: Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

Provided by: Engineering Language Unit


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English Focus on Writing - Michaelmas

Tue 22 Oct, Tue 29 Oct, ... Tue 26 Nov 2013

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
Prerequisites
  • Participants must be a Non-native speaker
Sessions

Number of sessions: 6

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 22 Oct 2013 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5 map A.J. Tomura
2 Tue 29 Oct 2013 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5 map A.J. Tomura
3 Tue 5 Nov 2013 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5 map A.J. Tomura
4 Tue 12 Nov 2013 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5 map A.J. Tomura
5 Tue 19 Nov 2013 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5 map A.J. Tomura
6 Tue 26 Nov 2013 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5 map A.J. Tomura
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
Aims


To improve in written texts:

  • Clarity
  • Cohesion
  • Comprehensibility
Format

Class work and individual study

Syllabus

Course syllabus is available

Duration

Six sessions of two hours

Frequency

Yearly

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