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Tue 28 Jan, Tue 4 Feb, ... Tue 4 Mar 2014
11:00 - 13:00

Venue: Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10

Provided by: Engineering Language Unit


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English Focus on Writing - Lent

Tue 28 Jan, Tue 4 Feb, ... Tue 4 Mar 2014

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 students from the Department of Engineering ONLY
  • 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 28 Jan 2014   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
2 Tue 4 Feb 2014   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10 map Helen. East
3 Tue 11 Feb 2014   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10 map Helen. East
4 Tue 18 Feb 2014   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10 map Helen. East
5 Tue 25 Feb 2014   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10 map Helen. East
6 Tue 4 Mar 2014   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10 map Helen. East
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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